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Albanian crime clans outside Albania

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Albanian bandits demand money from refugees in Durres. 1997

Article Albania after the death of Enver Hoxha we also spoke about the disappointing demographic situation in this country.


The population in Albania is now decreasing, including due to active emigration, which has been greatly facilitated after the EU abolished entry visas for citizens of this country (since December 15, 2010). The visa-free regime (the receipt of which is credited to the authorities of today's Ukraine) hit Albania hard, literally bleeding it, actually depriving the intelligentsia (45% of scientists and 65% of doctors of sciences left the country) and the most educated, active and active young people who prefer to get a job by profession in prosperous countries of the European Union.

But not all of them were lucky. So, it is known that in 2015 in Germany only 57% of immigrants from Eastern Europe who came to this country could get a job (for migrants from Asian and African countries, this figure is even less).

The rest (43%), at best,

"Got on social benefits",

at worst, they joined the ranks of various ethnic criminal gangs.

And many Albanians are also "joining" the ranks of gangs organized by the "old-timers": Albanian criminal communities, thanks to the constant influx of ordinary performers, have significantly increased their influence and are now considered the most dangerous and brutal in Europe.

Enver Hoxha was accused and reproached for the low standard of living in Albania: critics, apparently, believe that only the "communist regime" prevented the Albanians from living as well as the citizens of Germany or Great Britain (as he "prevented" Ukrainians, Georgians, Moldovans and many others).

However, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, it turned out that Albania was not inhabited by Finns or Swedes, but Albanians, who quickly remembered that they were warriors, hacking dealers and

“Invincible heroes who since birth know no other game than weapons».

And Europeans or Americans to reproach them for this is as ridiculous as regretting that a tiger taken to a city apartment does not behave like a domestic cat.

Under the “communist regime”, Albanians had to pretend to be philistines, but now they could fully “prove themselves”, especially in countries whose rulers are absolutely not like the Albanians understandable (and therefore authoritative) Enver Hoxha.

Since olden times, under the command of robber princes like Kara Mahmud and Ali Pasha of Yaninsky and Tepelin, Albanians made dashing raids on the lands of their neighbors. Now, under the leadership of criminal "leaders" like Alex Rudaj or Luan Plakichi (which will be discussed later), they are "partisans" on the territory of peoples and states alien to them.

Criminal business of immigrants from Albania


It is believed that the first Albanian "mafiosi" who settled in Europe after the fall of socialist rule in this country and the resignation of Ramiz Alia, began their careers in Turkish and Kurdish criminal groups that specialized in supplying heroin and marijuana to the Old World.

However, very soon, after looking around and assessing the situation, they themselves took control of almost all drug traffic. The former owners were forced to retreat, the most stubborn and intractable were killed in the most cruel way.

Other attractive spheres of activity for Albanian "gangsters" were the arms trade and control of the sex industry. Back in 1997, an Interpol report was released, which recommended paying more attention to Albanian ethnic groups.

And in 2006, the FBI already noted in its report that Albanian "families" are squeezing out Italian, Greek and Asian crime clans and

"Take control of US airports and seaports."

Albanian clans in the USA


In the United States, small Albanian criminal groups have been known since the mid-80s. XX century. However, they were then mainly engaged in petty theft and street robberies. Everything changed after the collapse of Yugoslavia and the fall of the Iron Curtain in Albania.

Jeremy Capechi, an American expert on organized crime, claims that the "old and dying" Irish, Cuban, Russian, Chinese, Greek and other criminal groups can no longer seriously compete with the Albanians for

"The right to be called a real mafia" ("for what the FBI calls traditional organized crime, the mafia").

“It cannot yet be said that Albanian groups dominate, but they are the ones who commit the most brutal and daring crimes,”

- Manhattan Borough Attorney Michael Garcia said on May 31, 2008.

By the way, some experts believe that it was the Albanians who were the first to use this type of fraud with bank cards, such as "skimming" (the use of an overlay on the ATM keyboard and a skimmer that allows you to read card data and make a duplicate): the first cases of skimming were recorded in New York in the 90s. last century.

In 2002, one of the members of the Polish criminal group Kielbasa Posse ("Squad of sausages"), operating in Philadelphia, said in an anonymous interview that they were ready to do business with even the Italians, even with the Dominicans, even with the Russians, even with the “blacks”. but not with the Albanians, because those

Too unpredictable and too violent.

He also said that the Albanians

"Are like the early Sicilian mafia, hypersensitive to any kind of abuse and quick in retaliation."

Albanian criminal group Alex Rudaj (Rudai) in New York entered into confrontation with the famous Italian "families" Gambino and Lucchese.

Rudage made a name for himself in 2003, when, having appeared with a crowd of armed bandits in the Italian restaurant "Rios" (East Harlem), demanded to secure the name table of John Gotti - the famous "godfather" of the Gambino clan, who died a year ago.

This is about him in 2018, the film "The Gotti Code" was shot with Travolta in the title role (6 nominations for the "Golden Raspberry" anti-award).

Albanian crime clans outside Albania
John Travolta, "Kodeks Gotti"

Thus, Rudage declared himself the heir and successor of the mafia "king" of New York.

Then he took over the Soccer Fever club, which belonged to the Gambino family. Then he smashed the underground gambling houses of the Lucchese clan, which competed with his own establishments.

In 2004, at one of the gas stations, a personal meeting between Alex Rudage and the head of the Gambino clan Arnold Squitieri took place. The Albanian took only 6 armed "soldiers" for it, the Italian had 20 of them. When Rudage threatened to blow up the gas station, the Italians preferred to retreat.

The incident was recorded by FBI agents who were monitoring Squitieri. In the end, in 2006, Rudage received 27 years in prison, Squitieri - only 7. This exchange, ultimately, turned out to be in favor of the Italians, who retained their structures, while the Albanians, with the arrest of Rudage and 22 of his militants (all of them were his relatives ) have weakened significantly.

2003 to 2007 in New York, Connecticut and Michigan there was an Albanian "Krasniki Organization", named after its "leader".

The arrest of Bruno Krasniki

Another authoritative Albanian "brigadier" in New York was Kshevdet Leka, about whom Hoffman and Hadley wrote in their book on the American underworld, "The Assassin by Contract":

“He didn’t like the Italians and they retreated, fearing his cruelty ... There was no way to stop him, and the other mafiosi knew it.”

But a certain Albanian John Alit, on the contrary, became the head of one of the brigades of the aforementioned John Gotti and was convicted of complicity in murders and racketeering.

The only "drawback" of the Albanian criminal communities in the United States is their relative small number, which they are trying to compensate for with the cruelty and cohesion of their ranks.

Albanian "families" in Europe


The presence of Albanian "families" has long been noted in other countries. It was noticed that at first they establish active contacts with local "authorities", and then they seek to "squeeze out" their "business".

Albanians have seriously pressed local criminal communities in many European countries - both local and ethnic, brutally eliminating competitors and establishing their own "rules of the game." It is in European countries that the positions of the Albanian criminal "syndicates" are the strongest at the present time.

In Italy, they managed to "persuade to cooperate" the famous Sicilian "Cosa Nostra", the Neapolitan "Camorra", the Apulian "Sacra crown Unit" and the Calabrian Ndrangheta, whose leaders were not ready for such a fierce confrontation and preferred to give up part of the drug market, gambling business , illegal migration and prostitution. In Naples, for example, the Albanian clan of Ibrahim Khabibovich is "successfully working".


Roberto Saviano, a journalist specializing in materials about Italian mafia structures, argues that Albanian clans quite easily came to an understanding with local "families" because they had common "concepts" and similar ideas about honor.

The fact is that for the Italian "godfathers" there have always been and will be strangers to gangs not based on family ties. But the Albanian criminal clans, like the Italian Cosa Nostra, are organized according to the family principle, and the norms of behavior within the “family” are determined by the Besё code (literally “trust”), which is extremely similar to the Sicilian “Omerta”.

Members of the Albanian clan, who have made a "vow of mutual trust", take the obligation to protect "their own" even at the cost of their lives and not to extradite any of them. The backbone of the group consists of relatives (and families in Albania are very large, it includes absolutely all relatives, even the most distant ones, and the number of men in an average Albanian family is about 300 people).

It is the family members who occupy a privileged position in the clan; sometimes fellow villagers who are well known to the bosses (crietars) are allowed into this narrow circle (in the south of Albania this happens more often than in the north).

Marko Nicovic, the former head of the Anti-Narcotics Division of the Belgrade Police Directorate, said in an interview:

“For many years we tried to trace the Albanian drug supply channels, but it was impossible, since only members of the family clan were involved in heroin. And without introducing your person into this chain, nothing can be done. Therefore, Albanians today are the biggest problem for the police in Western countries. "

Strangers in the Albanian crime clans can carry out one-time assignments, or be used as "cannon fodder", they are not considered full members of the "family".

In other countries, be it Greece, Germany or Turkey, Albanians also prefer to “work” not with local “mafiosi”, but with representatives of their diaspora.

The Italians did not let the Albanians into their territory unselfishly: against the background of the intensification of the struggle of local authorities with mafia structures, many "godfathers" moved their "offices" to the city of Vlora, whose administration has been controlled by one of the local clans since the 1997 uprising. They feel more comfortable here.

In 1999, one of the main "bosses" of the Apulian "Sacra Corona Unit" was arrested only in the Albanian city of Durres, where he came from Vlora "on business".

Again, we must not forget that the Albanians-longing professing Catholicism have long been living in Italy. Some of them, being citizens of Italy and the European Union, have become intermediaries between the "families" of these countries.

Tosca in Italy

Albanian criminal groups are now believed to control up to 80% of heroin shipments to Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Norway.

In addition to drug trafficking, Albanians have taken control of a significant share of the "market" of the arms trade and the sex industry (from prostitution to the production of pornography).

They are very influential, for example, in Great Britain. Back in 1991, only 338 Albanians lived in this country, in 2019 there were already 47 thousand people who arrived from Albania, and 29 thousand Kosovar Albanians.

Currently, Albanian groups in Britain control up to 75% of the sex market and are involved in the smuggling and sale of drugs. One of the bosses of the Albanian "mafia" in the UK, Luan Plakici, was sentenced to 23 years for "trafficking in women", whom his subordinates brought to the UK from Eastern Europe and Asia, promising employment not related to prostitution.
But these pictures are now being posted on Instagram by members of the Albanian diaspora in Great Britain:



Albanians were also among the robbers who "seized" 21 million pounds sterling from the vault of Securitas (ironically specializing in the security of transportation and real estate) on February 2006, 53 - this is the largest robbery in stories UK.

38 people were arrested and one shot while trying to resist. It was possible to find only 21 million, the remaining money, apparently, will await the release of their new owners from prison. It is ethnic Albanians who, by the way, prevail now among those inmates in British prisons (in second place are Poles).

In Germany, Albanian groups operate in all major cities, but their position is especially strong in Hamburg, where the clan headed by the Osmani brothers is very influential. The sphere of their activity is quite traditional - drug trafficking and "protection" of legal brothels and prostitutes, "working" illegally. In this field, they have strongly pushed other ethnic gangs.

In Spain, Albanian "brigades" control the drug trade and the sex industry, with the strongest in Madrid and the southern Costa del Sol region.

In Geneva, Switzerland, they are involved in drug trafficking and money laundering through their restaurants, bars, nightclubs and hotels. In 2009, 2400 ethnic Albanians were serving time in prisons in prosperous Switzerland: all of them were arrested for drug trafficking.

A certain Nasser Kshelili led a group that supplies drugs to the Swedes.

The chief investigator of the Danish Organized Crime Authority, Kim Cleaver, also acknowledged the problem, saying that

"The ethnic Albanian mafia is very powerful and extremely violent."

A certain Albanian Kapplan Murat, a member of Patrick Hemers' gang, back in 1989 became one of the organizers of the abduction of Belgian Prime Minister Paul Venden Boeinents, for whom a ransom of 30 million Belgian francs had to be paid.

At the same time, in Europe, gangs from Albania and Kosovo (also Albanian) often compete with each other, since they represent different "families".

"Business" of Albanian "families" outside Europe and the USA


Albanians supply drugs to China, instead of taking out prostitutes from there to brothels in Europe and the United States.

In Australia, they are infiltrating through the Albanian and Croatian communities of Sydney and Brisbane, and, as local law enforcement officials believe, are trying to legalize members of the "families" by sending them to study at local universities.

In Canada, the influence of Albanian groups is very strong in Montreal and Toronto, where, in addition to drug trafficking, they are engaged in medical insurance scams and are trying to infiltrate the real estate market.

Banks in Israel are being used by Albanians for money laundering, which has raised concerns about Justice Department Director General Rotkopf Guy.

"Families" of Albania


In Albania itself, according to various sources, there are currently from 15 to 30 family clans with very romantic names:

"Black Eagle",
"Big Eagles"
Eagle's Eye
"Black Tigers"
"Black Hand"
"Falcon",
"Fire",
"Castle"

and etc.

Kosovo also has 15 to 20 Albanian clans. Each of them controls their territory. In addition, there is a "division of labor": the Abazi clan, for example, working closely with Italian "families", supplies Europe with children and women for brothels.

Slave trade centers in modern Albania

Criminal activity in Albania

The Albanian Kamila clan is believed to be one of the five largest drug cartels in the world, earning up to 500 million euros a year.

Albanian criminal clans have from 3 to 4 levels of "initiation", members of the lower group know practically nothing about the higher structures of the clan and, even being arrested, they, as a rule, cannot tell the investigators anything significant, since there is no valuable information own.

A tragicomic incident occurred in Albania with George W. Bush, who visited this country in June 2017: after meeting with the peasants of the village of Fouche Kruya, the President of the United States ... lost a watch that was never returned to him.

One of the biggest bosses of the "Albanian mafia" was Clement Balili, who was considered a major businessman in Albania, was personally acquainted with the country's President Ilir Meta and sponsored the Socialist Movement for Integration Party.

After the arrest of the people of Balili (who tried to bring 700 kg of marijuana into this country), the Greek authorities demanded the arrest of the "entrepreneur" since 2016. But only in 2019 (after the intervention of the US Ambassador) Balili was arrested and sentenced to 10 years.

In addition, two Albanian prime ministers, Sali Berisha (former president) and Edi Rama, and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army), who once became famous for the phrase, were suspected of having links with criminal clans:

"Soon all of Europe will have to learn the Albanian language."

In the next article we will talk about the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  1. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 23 January 2021 05: 55
    +10
    Yes .. even the smallest and poorest country has something to brag about .. and not always it, for example: hospitality, cheese, hard work, technology, etc. sometimes these differences are marked with a "-" .. it's good that they have nothing shines for us laughing thanks for the article, I didn’t know that they had “risen” so much that they were shaking the classic mafia ..
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 23 January 2021 06: 04
      +28
      Yes, they have nothing else to boast about. In the world, everyone knows Albanian bandits, but few have heard about world famous scientists, inventors, poets and composers.
      1. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 23 January 2021 06: 07
        +11
        so I'm talking about it, that at least something, but any country can .. bunkers per capita can still boast of them .. and tourism could, for example, develop .. Montenegro is nearby, very nothing even ..
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 23 January 2021 13: 46
        +19
        Quote: Crowe
        Yes, they have nothing to brag about except this ..

        One of my comrades, a high-ranking peacemaker in Kosovo, he simply hated them - they are totally incapable of negotiating: to deceive, steal, frankly not clean ... Until you put a gun to your head, nothing happened. Against this background, the Serbs looked of high quality: they agreed, sat down to eat, drank and count the signature ... you also speak Russian - the chefs began to use it laughing in one word - the world claimed lol
      3. vladcub
        vladcub 23 January 2021 14: 08
        +7
        Did they have such?
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 23 January 2021 14: 07
      +7
      When I read about these gangs, I imagined the following chain: initially some Bob Smith or Jacques Loubet lived and stirred up dark affairs. Then some Luigi Capone came and began to gather all his relatives, until he gathered a sufficient gang, he kept quiet, and then Bob Smith had a "smart choice": a wooden "Mac" or kissing Mr. Capone's hand. Then some Mehmel or Buy Zog appears and begins:
      Whack, whack, take Gotovinky away
      Zip, zip take away the ready-made,
      Who's on the newcomer?
      Then some Xi Lin will appear and will also start collecting his punks
      Whack, whack
  2. nsm1
    nsm1 23 January 2021 07: 29
    +3
    hackingjealers
    Is this what or who?
    1. VLR
      23 January 2021 07: 54
      +13
      This is the local name for those who were called bashibuzuks in Turkey.
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 23 January 2021 07: 58
    +4
    However, after the fall of the "Iron Curtain" it became clear that Albania is still not inhabited by Finns or Swedes, but by Albanians, whothey quickly remembered that they were warriors, hackingjeelers


    Criminals Albanian mafia is .... warriors? belay
    1. VLR
      23 January 2021 08: 01
      +10
      They think so. And in other countries, ordinary bandits are often called "soldiers."
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 23 January 2021 08: 12
        +7
        Quote: VlR
        They think so. And in other countries, ordinary bandits are often called "soldiers."

        What's the difference what they call themselves ... criminals?

        They have coronations and a strict hierarchy, but this does not give the society grounds to recognize them as such.
        Bandits and bandits.
  4. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 23 January 2021 08: 37
    +8
    A very interesting article, such materials are very difficult to collect, in my opinion.
    Thank you very much.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 23 January 2021 14: 20
      +6
      Yes, Valery did that job. It is not enough to collect material, but to systematize and present it in an accessible language. For some reason, I can't read dry ingenuity.
      So it's time to prepare the material: Valery, V.O. Mogli: Andrey from Chelyabinsk, Denis Brig
  5. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 23 January 2021 10: 22
    +9
    Thank you for the article! I was sure that the States had not heard of them. In Germany - in Frankfurt am Main and Bavaria, they are not felt (and the last brothels are "occupied" by the Gypsies, and in Geneva (Switzerland) I saw them opposite one of the most expensive hotels in the world (most likely, they) twisted thimbles laughing
    In Sweden, Albanians are engaged in "gray finance" - providing loans at a high (not by Russian standards) interest rate for loans to people to whom banks do not issue loans. They react harshly to late payments - for the first time they try to find out the reason why a person cannot pay and they push him more money with interest at a minimum of 20 per annum (maybe interest at 10 monthly laughing ). The second time they threaten. The third time they can thrust the whole horn of an assault rifle right into the window of the apartment - in broad daylight and in the city center)).
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 23 January 2021 11: 34
      +1
      ..... the clock is gone ....
      certainly not the last lol he himself could have lost them unnoticed for himself request
    2. vlad.baryatinsky
      vlad.baryatinsky 23 January 2021 19: 35
      +5
      Shalom Aleichem!
      Holland forgot to mention!
      Where I live, the province of Gelderland, they trampled literally everyone!
      Including politicians and cops.
      I live in the suburbs of Arnhem. The whole province is run by the Castrio clan. My son is friends with the son of the head of the clan.
      I must say they are hospitable and friendly.
      Maybe I was lucky ?!
      So if conflicts of interest arise, wink contact.
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 23 January 2021 20: 55
        +2
        I lived only in Germany))
      2. Flooding
        Flooding 24 January 2021 07: 44
        0
        Quote: vlad.baryatinsky
        I live in the suburbs of Arnhem. The whole province is run by the Castrio clan. My son is friends with the son of the head of the clan.
        I must say they are hospitable and friendly.
        Maybe I was lucky ?!
        So if you have any conflicts of interest, please contact

        What you write about in the comments to the article about crime, it would be better not to write.
        Do you feel dissonance? We go to the right, you to the left with your friends.
  6. VLR
    23 January 2021 10: 42
    +6
    By the way, did you guess that on the first photo of the British Instagram of the Albanians, it is not a real devil who is congratulated on their birthday, but a bandit with such a nickname? Look again and appreciate the "modesty" of the gift.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 23 January 2021 18: 11
      +7
      Looked, but even an approximate estimate is impossible.

      Valery, thank you for the luxurious material, I have had a very definite attitude towards the Albanians for a long time, and there is not a penny in it. There are such nationalities, and, as a rule, relatively very small ones, which all the time of their existence hunted only in what no decent person would ever do, could not. This is in their blood and this is their way of life, and there is only one way to put an end to this "image", which the sailor Chugai put it very simply in a table conversation:
      "There remains one thing - to drive the bandits into the ravines and finish!"
      The solution is simple and radical, and someday, in Europe, it will still have to come to it, and we, too, with our problems.
      Thanks again! Health, good luck and new topics. smile drinks
  7. Undecim
    Undecim 23 January 2021 11: 27
    +1
    The population in Albania is decreasing now, including due to active emigration, which has been greatly facilitated after the EU abolished entry visas for citizens of this country (since December 15, 2010). The visa-free regime (which the authorities of today's Ukraine claim to receive) hit Albania hard
    I wonder how the Ukrainian authorities sought to obtain a visa-free regime for Albania?
    Or is it a tribute to the trend, even at the expense of common sense?
    1. VLR
      23 January 2021 11: 30
      +7
      The Ukrainian authorities have achieved a visa-free regime for Ukrainians - with approximately the same consequences as the Albanian authorities. A huge number of young Ukrainians are trying to get a job abroad under any conditions.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 23 January 2021 11: 39
        +2
        The visa-free regime does not in any way affect employment abroad. You need a visa to get a job.
        Why didn't you analyze at the same time how visa-free travel affected youth employment in the remaining 62 countries from this list?
        1. VLR
          24 January 2021 06: 05
          +1
          Do you believe that Ukrainians travel abroad on a "visa-free" basis with the sole purpose of visiting the Louvre and visiting the Krakow Cathedral? And absolutely all Ukrainian "guest workers" work abroad exclusively legally?
          1. Undecim
            Undecim 24 January 2021 10: 53
            +2
            Of course not. But "black work" has nothing to do with visa-free travel.
            There was no visa-free travel - we were traveling on tourist visas. If a person is ready to work without registration or for a salary in envelopes, no matter where, abroad or at home, then this is not a problem with the visa regime. This is a social problem.
            They look curious from the side of attempts to poke Ukraine into all the stories solely on the basis of burning the fifth point. It's just that when some hamster from the "News" section burns, whose TV has long since replaced the brain, you don't pay attention. And when this suffering overtakes Homo sapiens - it is striking.
            1. No name B
              No name B 24 January 2021 18: 21
              +3
              You are slightly wrong, visa-free travel has really simplified employment in Poland, and this is quite enough for most people leaving. And recently, Merkel's grandmother also simplified the rules for hiring, so even now a colleague works as a driver without a visa while waiting for a visa, the Polish Uzhond confirmed the right of such work.
      2. Liam
        Liam 24 January 2021 19: 23
        -2
        Quote: VlR
        The Ukrainian authorities have achieved a visa-free regime for Ukrainians - with approximately the same consequences as the Albanian authorities. A huge number of young Ukrainians are trying to get a job abroad under any conditions.

        You do not own the topic. The massive emigration of Albanians took place in the 90s and early 2000s. In the last decade, emigration has become several times less, if not completely zero.
        Or do you just have a reason to hook Ukraine?
  8. trahterist
    trahterist 23 January 2021 12: 08
    +3
    In Europe, every country is known for something Creative, even the Baltics until recently)))
    And only in Albania, neither) (Ren can not find.
    Who will remember WHAT is so useful and well-known they have produced during their existence?
    So I can't, although I searched the Web for a long time.
    Outcast and eternal homeless person of Europe.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 23 January 2021 15: 47
      +5
      I remember someone saw a large tin can with painted fruits, and the address on the bank was Albania.
  9. trahterist
    trahterist 23 January 2021 12: 33
    +2
    Quote: Crowe
    Yes, they have nothing else to boast about. In the world, everyone knows Albanian bandits, but few have heard about world famous scientists, inventors, poets and composers.

    Remembered!
    Comedian James Belushi.
    There was also an actor brother, John, but he died of an overdose (how ironic in light of the article, isn't it?)
    Все.
    Nothing more, just criminality.
    Even the Balts, and even those sprats, radio technology and electric trains, were known until recently.
    Albania is an ulcer and a black hole on Europa's body.
    Although, country404 will soon be able to compete ...
    1. VLR
      23 January 2021 12: 43
      +5
      The Albanians still had the great warrior Skanderbeg, in the battles with which the Turks suffered the greatest losses in the entire history of the Ottoman Empire (they lost the most people per enemy killed). It is the exploits of Skanderbeg in the fight against the Turks that modern filmmakers are attributed to Vlad Tsepsh - Dracula (who, in fact, became famous not so much for victories as for cruelty). I wrote about this recently in the article "Albanian Warrior and Commander Skanderbeg"
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 23 January 2021 13: 45
        +3
        Quote: VlR
        The Albanians still had the great warrior Skanderbeg, in the battles with which the Turks suffered the greatest losses in the entire history of the Ottoman Empire (they lost the most people per enemy killed). It is the exploits of Skanderbeg in the fight against the Turks that modern filmmakers are attributed to Vlad Tsepsh - Dracula (who, in fact, became famous not so much for victories as for cruelty). I wrote about this recently in the article "Albanian Warrior and Commander Skanderbeg"

        Vlad Dracula also fought well with the Turks. He was killed by his own "by mistake" (maybe really by mistake) when he returned from sabotage (or intelligence), dressed in Turkish clothes with a small detachment of associates.
        Under him, according to Romanian legends, you could leave a bag of gold for the night in the middle of the main square of the city - the subjects were afraid to steal, because Vlad really liked the Muslim custom of chopping a hand for theft)).
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 23 January 2021 16: 25
          +5
          Most likely a beautiful, but little reliable story. Perhaps there were no petty thefts, but according to the principle: "to love the queen like that, steal a million like that."
          In medieval Europe, they loved to execute thieves on the square and, as always, with sophisticated torture, and during the execution they stole the most.
          Probably it was like that in Albania too
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 23 January 2021 17: 13
            +2
            About Albania most of all I learned from the author, about Transylvania - there are a lot of stories (possibly fairy tales) about Dracula
      2. Type 63
        Type 63 23 January 2021 18: 14
        +1
        Singers of Albanian origin are now popular - Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Aiva Max, Bibi Rexa.
      3. Liam
        Liam 24 January 2021 18: 55
        +3
        Have you ever heard of Mother Teresa? Robert De Niro? Sandra Bullock?
  10. trahterist
    trahterist 23 January 2021 12: 38
    +4
    Quote: VlR
    They think so. And in other countries, ordinary bandits are often called "soldiers."

    So we have painted thieves in law - "respected people".
    This does not make them useful members of society, and no one in their right mind would consider them the color of the nation.
    1. VLR
      23 January 2021 12: 47
      +6
      Of course, bandits are not the "color of the nation". On the contrary. But even in our country all kinds of "Brigades" are heroized and romanticized (even the caricature Ukrainian Nazi Muzychko, who thundered all over the world after the Maidan and then "self-shot", called himself Sashko Bilyi), Sonya-golden hands, "Brothers" (1 and 2) and others. Unfortunately.
      1. ANB
        ANB 23 January 2021 13: 29
        +1
        ... "Brigades"

        Sergei Bezrukov is now ashamed of this role.
        But, actually, we miraculously jumped off the road to a bandit state.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 23 January 2021 13: 47
          +5
          Quote: ANB
          ... "Brigades"

          Sergei Bezrukov is now ashamed of this role.
          But, actually, we miraculously jumped off the road to a bandit state.

          Why a miracle? Everything is natural. "Survivors" a few percent of serious bandits were legalized, the rest was taken by serious people
          1. ANB
            ANB 23 January 2021 16: 31
            +2
            ... Everything is natural

            In what year did you return to Russia?
            In the 90s, no one was going to fight the bandits. By the end of the 90s, the wars were practically over. Everything was divided. Any business started with finding out - who is looking at the area.
            The gathering and movements of the heads of the organized crime group were shown on TV. All issues were decided not by the courts and the police, but by the bandits.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 23 January 2021 17: 15
              +3
              He began to ride in 2002.
              They told me. It's just that such a time period in such a rich country should have been short in advance - there are always people who are more serious and smarter than bandits. hi
              1. ANB
                ANB 23 January 2021 17: 18
                +1
                ... Started driving in 2002

                Since 2000, this has started to change.
                And listening to stories and living in it are two different things.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 23 January 2021 17: 46
                  +2
                  Absolutely agree
              2. ANB
                ANB 23 January 2021 17: 19
                -1
                ... there are always people more serious and smarter than bandits

                In the 90s, these serious people were friends and collaborated with bandits.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 23 January 2021 17: 47
                  +2
                  Used by bandits, and then they were carefully leaked
                  1. ANB
                    ANB 23 January 2021 18: 28
                    +1
                    ... and then they were carefully merged

                    This was not their initiative. It's just that the state has finally begun to regain the functions of government.
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 23 January 2021 19: 54
                      +2
                      You have not written anything contrary to what I described)).
                      1. ANB
                        ANB 23 January 2021 20: 41
                        +1
                        ... You have not written anything contrary to what I described)).

                        Well then, we agreed. And this is good. For in good arguments, truth is born.
  11. ANB
    ANB 23 January 2021 12: 41
    +3
    Thanks to the author. Great article cycle.
  12. ANB
    ANB 23 January 2021 13: 18
    +1
    Albania has made a dream come true for criminals. An independent state run by gangs. A place where you can escape and sit quietly without fear of arrest.
    1. napalm
      napalm 27 February 2021 23: 07
      +1
      Gangster state. Again the eagles and all the other rams. It reminds me of something. Tachi who is a "snake", such a nickname is generally involved in the sale of human organs. I'm surprised they even got to China.
  13. ANB
    ANB 23 January 2021 13: 20
    +1
    It was similar in the 90s. In the regions, and in Moscow, the real power was held by the organized crime group.
    But we somehow coped with it.
  14. ANB
    ANB 23 January 2021 13: 26
    +5
    And a very similar parallel is Chechnya. Especially from Kosovo.
    Both were supported by the "international community".
    And here and there an island of lawlessness was needed, so that one could steal from the outside, and live in peace, without fear of the law. But we have coped with this problem (sending the community) and in Kosovo, the US crushed the Serbs.
    By the way, this is actually a reason for NATO's recognition of a criminal organization.
  15. Trilobite Master
    Trilobite Master 23 January 2021 15: 05
    +6
    After all, if the stars are lit
    So someone needs it

    Organized crime can be dealt with if there is a desire.
    Organized crime cannot exist in isolation from state power. And if we are talking specifically about organized crime, we are talking about cooperation between criminals and authorities and nothing else.
    One can shout to the point of hoarseness about the isolation of ethnic groups, about their all kinds of "umberto" and other conspiracy tricks, but this is only as an excuse or excuse. Organized crime cannot exist without cover from government officials or law enforcement agencies, without which it turns into street crime - do not count the youth bandulka of frostbitten gopniks as a criminal organization ...
    Crime brings money, money goes into business, business feeds the authorities.
    Business can be of different scales, and the authorities are of different levels, respectively, and organized crime can be the scale of the conventional village of Kushchevskaya, or maybe the scale of the conventional Albania. Or the USA. Depending on the level of power that this crime supports, roughly speaking on the level of the official who receives a part of the income. The police can sweat, daily arresting large mafiosi, seizing drugs, freeing hostages, etc., but this is just the tip of the iceberg, which can be safely called the competitive struggle of criminal organizations. Mafia bosses are arrested only for others to take their place, drug supply channels are closed in order to load new ones and redirect financial flows.
    At the same time, if the head of the region is directly connected with crime, no matter how honest the head of the district is, crime will reign in his district.
    Therefore, what is there to talk about Albania, when we have the world hegemon of the United States, in which the president is appointed by business. smile
  16. Jaromir
    Jaromir 23 January 2021 15: 15
    +15
    So much for the dictator Enver Hoxha. Under him there was order in the country and the world did not know the bloody criminals from Albania. There is no dictator, get criminals in return. Is Albania's economic and social component to blame for crime? So under Khoja in Albania it was "not cheese and butter." However, no one knew about the Albanian mafiosi.
  17. faterdom
    faterdom 23 January 2021 20: 56
    0
    Quote: ANB
    And a very similar parallel is Chechnya. Especially from Kosovo.
    Both were supported by the "international community".
    And here and there an island of lawlessness was needed, so that one could steal from the outside, and live in peace, without fear of the law. But we have coped with this problem (sending the community) and in Kosovo, the US crushed the Serbs.
    By the way, this is actually a reason for NATO's recognition of a criminal organization.

    Therefore, only Serbs will be able to solve the Albanian problem, first at home, and then everywhere.
    Unless they become Eurotolerasts and forget nothing. Sooner or later, this entire empire of lies, together with the hegemon, will crash to smithereens, and a window of opportunities will appear to solve such problems, where with the Albanians, where with the Bandera. All these abscesses must be eliminated, the guilty must be punished!
  18. Timofey Charuta
    Timofey Charuta 25 January 2021 03: 28
    +1
    Gentlemen, explain in an accessible way - who knows.

    A normal person to get to Western Europe needs a lot of information, real estate, etc.

    And all sorts of baboons from garbage dumps such as Albania get there without problems in tens of thousands.

    In the 90s he lived in the Federal Republic of Germany, got there after long ordeals and collecting all kinds of information. On the train, I was told it is better not to go - some exotic lads are furious on the cars. The police do not go on such trains on principle. And when I lit a cigarette on a bench in the park, the indignant Frau dragged two policemen at once.

    1. VLR
      25 January 2021 10: 54
      +1
      I found this on the net about Albanians in Germany:
      "If it becomes known that in any disco, the visitor, at the polite request of the staff to remove his glass of beer from the checkout table, spat at the waiter, threw the mug at the cashier and ripping the rail from the checkout fence, they began to destroy everything and everyone around you can rest assured that this is an Albanian.
      If, when asked to show his passport at the door control, the person calmly grinned and pulled out a knife from his pocket, stuck it into the guard (not in the stomach, but deliberately in the throat, in the area of ​​the carotid artery.) - this is an Albanian ...
      the attack and resentment of any of them is automatically the business of the entire gop-company, you should always take into account that giving a kick to an insolent Albanian teenager, you kick an average of 300 men of his kind. "

      https://mic-hail.livejournal.com/8257.html
  19. Codexgigas
    Codexgigas 25 January 2021 15: 08
    -1
    Albanians are the same Serbs, only Muslims, Croats are the same Serbs, only Catholics.
    1. VLR
      25 January 2021 16: 18
      +1
      The fact that Croats are "Serbs spoiled by Catholicism" has been popular in Serbia for a long time. The Croats naturally believed the opposite was true. But the Albanians are nothing like anyone else - everything is different: language, culture, traditions, customs.
    2. VLR
      25 January 2021 16: 18
      0
      The fact that Croats are "Serbs spoiled by Catholicism" has been popular in Serbia for a long time. The Croats naturally believed the opposite was true. But the Albanians are nothing like anyone else - everything is different: language, culture, traditions, customs.