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Organised Crime in Russia

When Russia began economic liberalisation, it abandoned the socialist system without putting in place an alternative. This was fertile ground for economic crimes. Powerful politicians and bureaucrats took control of economic enterprises. There was uncontrolled parallel economy and organised crime took hold and spread. Embezzlement, murder, drug trafficking and arms smuggling have become a part of life in Russia.

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