Russian mafia abroad
Organized criminals from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, including those from Russia, quickly gained international distinction under the name of «red» or «Russian» mafia. It already competes head-to-head with criminal world of other countries and is successfully trying to cooperate with international mafia.
Newspaper El Pais became aware of the details of the report of the Spanish Civil Guard to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of the country as of June 14, 2016. They confirm that the confiscated property of leader of Taganskaya crime group Alexander Romanov, convicted in Spain for laundering money and swindling, belonged to Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Alexander Torshin.
The most recent stories of Russian mafia members settling down abroad trace back to Spain mostly. That is where numerous former USSR descendants with criminal record headed to in 1990th. However, Spain is not the only place. A lot of the people set up their houses in Germany Czech Republic, and Greece.
Spanish authorities requested to Moscow to assist them in delivering Viktor Kanaykin to the court. Kanaykin is the winner of the State Prize of Russian Federation and the CEO of the Spetsneftegaz non-governmental organization, the Gazprom’s longtime partner.