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Russian Mafia

Russian Mafia Tombstones Are Just As Outrageous As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The 1990s was a decade of excess for Russia, as a select group of citizens close to the government enjoyed the spoils of a newly privatized economic s...

Suspects Charged In Alleged Russian Mob Organized Poker Games Plead Not Guilty

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 06.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — It's a case teeming with colorful characters: a reputed Russian mob boss once accused in an Olympic scandal, a wealthy art world impr...

Russian Mob Ran High-Stakes Poker Games For Stars: Feds

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen people were charged on Tuesday in what investigators said was a Russian organized crime operation that included il...

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SCANDAL: Ex-Weatherman Allegedly Conned Out Of $43,000 By Sexy Bar Girls

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

One former Philadelphia weatherman could never have forecast what would happen on his Florida vacation. John Bolaris claims that when he traveled t...

'River Monsters': A Nearly Extinct Monster And The Mafia In Russia

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

Fans of Kaluga caviar had to think twice about their favored delicacy after watching the latest episode of "River Monsters" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Anima...

Russian Mafia Crackdown Across Europe Arrests 69 Alleged Gangsters

csmonitor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Europe-wide crackdown on alleged mobsters from the former Soviet Union continued Monday, with arrests now totaling at least 69. The suspects are acc...

Mighty Movie Podcast: A Brisk Trade in Paul Giamatti: Sophie Barthes on Cold Souls

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barthes was willing to give us some insight into her definition of soul and what it's like dealing with actors raised in the land of Stanislavski.

Iceland's Independent People: It's Time to Clean House

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Any doubts as to whether Iceland's elite has declared war on its people were dispelled this weekend.

Russia's 'Godfather', Vyacheslav Ivankov, Wounded In Moscow

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Moscow police say a gunman has wounded Vyacheslav Ivankov, whom U.S. prosecutors have called a godfather of Russian organized crime. A...