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The Resource The Vory : Russia's super mafia, Mark Galeotti

The Vory : Russia's super mafia, Mark Galeotti

Label
The Vory : Russia's super mafia
Title
The Vory
Title remainder
Russia's super mafia
Statement of responsibility
Mark Galeotti
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment. The Vory-as the Russian mafia is also known-was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the Thieves' Code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the Vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galeotti, Mark
Dewey number
364.106/60947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.R8
LC item number
G35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Organized crime
  • Prison gangs
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Label
The Vory : Russia's super mafia, Mark Galeotti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Foundations -- Emergence -- Varieties -- Future
Control code
on1002661907
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300186826
Lccn
2017963166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002661907
Label
The Vory : Russia's super mafia, Mark Galeotti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Foundations -- Emergence -- Varieties -- Future
Control code
on1002661907
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300186826
Lccn
2017963166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002661907

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