Russian police for hire

…in modern Russia it is sometimes difficult even to know if you are working for the gangsters. The assassination of organised-crime boss Vasily Naumov in 1997 came as a particular embarrassment to the St Petersburg police when it emerged that his bodyguards were members of Saturn, one of their elite rapid-response squads, moonlighting and apparently engaged legitimately through a front company.

Galeotti, Mark. Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia (Kindle Locations 4192-4195). Yale University Press. Kindle Edition.


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