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.
Spain studying Ukraine Prosecutor General's statement concerning mafia boss Tyurik suspected of MP Voronenkov's murder
A recent briefing saw Attorney General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko calling the former civil husband of Voronenkov's widow Maria Maksakova, Vladimir Tyurin, the customer of the murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov. The Spanish law enforcement agencies have long been interested in the authoritative mafia boss.
Arnold Spivakovsky, ex-General Director of Cosmos Hotel arrested in Spain among the 11 Russians on suspicion of membership in ‘Solntstevskie’ organized criminal group and money laundering, turned out to be a top manager of Sistema Joint Stock Financial Corporation. The CrimeRussia has found out that ‘criminal authority’ of the 1990s Tamm-Spivakovsky had represented interests of ‘Solntstevskie’ gang in structures de jure controlled by billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov and held supreme positions in that structure for more than 15 years.
Spanish court arrested FC Marbella owner and manager of AFK Sistema suspecting them of Russian mafia money laundering
Four of the 11 detained earlier for links with criminal world were arrested, seven were released, although law enforcement officers seized their passports and banned them from leaving the country. Alexander Grinberg and Arnold Spivakovsky, whom the Spaniards consider one of the leaders of Solntsevskaya gang, were imprisoned.