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Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

“For him, I am a god” – Profile of Russian Mafia boss, and vor v zakone, Razhden Shulaya

By David Amoruso

As a vor v zakone, mob boss Razhden Shulaya (above) was an official member of a century-old criminal tradition. As such, he was treated as Russian Mafia royalty. He used that position to run a sprawling organization involved in kidnapping, assault, fraud, extortion, and money laundering throughout the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments

Spanish court rules that investments of Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya Russian Mafia clan did not stem from crime

By David Amoruso

A court in Spain acquitted seventeen Russian nationals last week of money laundering and fraud charges tied to the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organization, a well-known Russian Mafia group operating out of St. Petersburg. Nine other defendants, including mob bosses Gennady Petrov (photo above, left),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Russian Mafia boss Razhden Shulaya ran nationwide criminal enterprise from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas

By David Amoruso

Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

How two Russian mobsters got caught up in the Iraqi civil war

By Niko Vorobjov

Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountains of paperwork to get a visa. There’s even a hotel in Antalya themed on the Kremlin. Maybe…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Armenian Power leader Mher Darbinyan

By David Amoruso

It ain’t easy being a gangster in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is known as the birthplace of many notorious gangs like the Crips, Bloods, and La Eme. African-Americans and Latinos rule the streets where gang shootings are an everyday occurrence. Surprisingly it was this hostile environment that gave birth to Armenian Power, a gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Spain police bust Russian Mafia gang Taganskaya

By David Amoruso

Spanish police, supported by Europol, arrested eight individuals and carried out seven house searches in Mallorca, Spain, yesterday, as part of an investigation into the money laundering activities of the Russian criminal organization Taganskaya.

Further arrests may follow, the Europol press release stated.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

Puparo's Corner

In Memoriam:



This corner is dedicated to the Palermitan judges Giovanni Falcone (born 1939) and Paolo Borsellino (born 1940). They grew up in the borough Kalsa near Palermo's harbor where Falcone lived in Via Castrofilippo and Borsellino in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Georgian Crime Clan of Vors Busted in Europe

By David Amoruso

The leader of a Georgian Mafia Clan and seventeen of his underlings were arrested this week in what Europol has said is part of an ongoing investigation into Russian-speaking crime groups in Europe. Thirteen of the eighteen men were so-called Vor v zakone, or thieves-in-law, made members of the Russian Mafia. These men were part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Russian Boss: Evsei Agron



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Evsei Agron arrived in the U.S. on October 8th 1975. Arriving at Kennedy Airport he was one of the 5200 Sovjet jews who fled Russia and arrived in the U.S. in that year. Many of these jewish immigrants were tough Russian gangsters who were deported by the K.G.B. When he arrived Agron had already served seven years in a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Russian Boss: Tariel Oniani



By "Hollander" (Hollander is the nickname of a poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on March 6, 2009

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In July last year Russian police used a dramatic helicopter raid to detain dozens of reputed crime bosses known as “thieves-in-law,” gathered on a yacht at a reservoir outside Moscow. Some of them attempted to flee from police and jumped overboard, but the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Russian Boss: Sergei Mikhailov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Sergei Mikhailov is considered one of the most powerful Russian mobsters. He is the boss of the Moscow based Solntsevskaya organization, the biggest in Russia and probably the world, counting 5.000 members. Mikhailov's power reaches from Moscow and Geneve to Miami and the Middle East.



Sergei Anatoliavic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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