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.
Thieves’ pooled cash fund in Spain: The kingdom clamps down on money laundering operations of Russian mafia
For a decade, the Spanish law enforcement authorities have been carrying out large-scale operations against so-called ‘Russian mafia’. Members of Russian organized criminal groups and at least ten influential thieves-in-law had issues with the Spanish justice in these years. In addition to other offences, money laundering charges were always laid against them. The CrimeRussia decided to find out why at some point Russian criminals had such an ‘affection’ for that country and why modern Spain does not return their feeling anymore.
Arnold Arnoldovich Spivakovsky (Tamm), arrested in Spain on suspicion of money laundering 4 months ago, is a well-known hotel manager, former general director of Kosmos GC, and chairman of Intourist board of directors in Russia. He is currently the top manager of Segezha Group, which is part of Sistema JFSC.