Closing Thought–28Apr17

Speaking Of Russia!

Did You Say Comintern?

No!  I said “Crimintern”….and it has nothing to do with the Communist International (COMINTERN)….

  • Over the past 20 years, the role of Russian organised crime in Europe has shifted considerably. Today, Russian criminals operate less on the street and more in the shadows: as allies, facilitators and suppliers for local European gangs and continent-wide criminal networks.
  • The Russian state is highly criminalised, and the interpenetration of the criminal ‘underworld’ and the political ‘upperworld’ has led the regime to use criminals from time to time as instruments of its rule.
  • Russian-based organised crime groups in Europe have been used for a variety of purposes, including as sources of ‘black cash’, to launch cyber attacks, to wield political influence, to traffic people and goods, and even to carry out targeted assassinations on behalf of the Kremlin.
  • European states and institutions need to consider RBOC a security as much as a criminal problem, and adopt measures to combat it, including concentrating on targeting their assets, sharing information between security and law-enforcement agencies, and accepting the need to devote political and economic capital to the challenge.

Source: Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia’s criminal networks in Europe | European Council on Foreign Relations

Keep in mind that this group, the ECFR, will be a anti-Russian think tank….it will echo anything the Western powers want to use to influence others…..

Thanx for your time today on IST….I must shut down the keyboard until the morrow…..peace out, my friends……chuq

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4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–28Apr17

  1. These Russian criminals are referred to here as Russian Mafia. They have infiltrated all areas of organised crime, especially the sale of illegal weapons, and human trafficking. Many have outwardly respectable corporations and business empires built on the proceeds. They tend not to do much ‘dirty work’ themselves, and often use criminals from other countries like Romania and Lithuania to act as ‘soldiers’. Some have luxurious houses in central London, and openly flaunt their wealth there.
    This is based on my experience working for the police in London, not on propaganda.
    best wishes, Pete.

    1. Briton Beach New York is known now as “Little Moscow”….Russian mobsters own everything in sight…..they control drugs and trafficking…they are far worse than any of the other gangs….chuq

      1. I have a friend that lives near Briton beach and he tells me about the stuff that he sees….I will look for the film….thanx…..chuq

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