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    WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work'

    Russia and its intelligence agencies are using mafia bosses to carry out criminal operations such as arms trafficking, according to allegations contained in the US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks.

    The Kremlin's spy agencies have such a close relationship with top organised criminals that Russia has become a "virtual 'mafia state'," the cables say. The gangsters enjoy secret support and protection and in effect work "as a complement to state structures".

    A senior Spanish investigator alleged to the US that Moscow's strategy was to use "organised crime groups to do whatever the government of Russia cannot acceptably do as a government". Recent operations included gun-running to the Kurds "in an attempt to destabilise Turkey" and "arms trafficking" in the mysterious Arctic Sea cargo ship hijacking in 2009.
    Source: The Guardian

    This article makes some very interesting points about Litvinenko.
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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work'

    Nothing new here. Everyone who has been to Russia or has seen the Russian mob. Knows who they are.

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Nothing new here. Everyone who has been to Russia or has seen the Russian mob. Knows who they are.
    Half of Russia?

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Half of Russia?
    yeah basically.

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Nothing new here. Everyone who has been to Russia or has seen the Russian mob. Knows who they are.
    I think you are wrong and it is great news that this idiot released info about the Russians because they won't coddle his sorry ass.

    I like the way the Russians handle people that piss them off, and maybe we will be hearing how Asange was found dead in the near future.

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