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Mafia in New York

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Shot from the series "Birth of the Mafia: New York"


The previous articles in the series talked about the “old” Sicilian mafia, the emergence of mafiosi in New Orleans and Chicago, “dry law” and “conference” in Atlantic City, Al Capone and gang wars in Chicago. Now we will talk about the mafia clans of New York.

The first mafiosi of New York


The first famous New York mafiosi (and the founders of the first mafia family of this city) are Ignazio Sayetta and Giuseppe Morello.

Giuseppe Morello, known in the criminal environment under the nicknames "The Old Fox" and "The Grasping Hand", is the stepson of an influential mafioso from the city of Corleonese who moved to the United States. He and his two brothers were admitted to the "honor society" in Sicily. Zuseppe had to leave for America in 1892 after a criminal case was opened against him in Italy for counterfeiting local money. Initially, he ended up in New Orleans, but three years later he moved to New York, where he met his brother, Antonio, who was engaged in extortion among the Italian immigrants of East Harlem (this area was then purely Italian). Tony Morello was cruel, but not very smart. The family's affairs went much better when it was headed by Giuseppe. It happened in 1898 - after the elder brother was killed in one of the "showdowns".

Mafia in New York
Giuseppe Morello, foto 1902

This family also included Giuseppe's half-brothers by mother, whose surname was Terranova - the sons of the stepfather of the Morello brothers. Note that they were all "real" Sicilian mafiosi.

Ignazio Sayetta, whom his accomplices called Lupo (Wolf), was also forced to the United States - in 1899: he fled to this country from Sicily after he killed a man there.


Ignazio Saietta

Having looked around at a new place, he created a gang of his fellow countrymen on the island of Manhattan. This criminal "gang" was founded by immigrants from Sicily, who at home were not part of any of the "families" of the mafia. Therefore, it was still impossible to call this gang a mafia. However, in 1902, a fateful meeting took place: Zuseppe Morello opened a store in a building that belonged to Sayetti. The fellow countrymen quickly found a common language, and after Ignazio's marriage to Salvatrice Terranova (in 1904), the Scienti and Morello families united, forming a single mafia clan. They now controlled Manhattan, the South Bronx and East Harlem. The main areas of activity of the new clan were extortion, the organization of illegal lotteries, usury, robbery and counterfeiting of dollars. The money obtained in this way was legalized through shops and restaurants belonging to the "family". In 1905, Giuseppe Morello was named the Capo di Tutti Capi ("boss of bosses") of New York.

This is how the Morello mafia "family", now known as Genovese, was born - one of the five mafia clans of modern New York.

The trademark of the Morello clan was the dismemberment of the corpses of enemies, the remains of which they sent in barrels by mail to other cities (to non-existent addresses) or simply threw into the sea. These murders were organized by Ignazio Sayetta: experts believe that there were at least 60 of them. Sayetta's stable on 125th Street was said in the early XNUMXth century that she "saw more corpses than horses."

However, Ignazio Sayetti and Giuseppe Morello were imprisoned in 1909 not for murder or racketeering, but on charges of counterfeiting. The leadership of the clan was taken over by Nicolo Morello, he was helped by his half-brother - Ciro Terranova, who was called the "king of artichokes": he controlled all the grocery stores in New York.


Ciro Terranova, "king of the artichokes"

By the way, the famous Frank Costello began his career as a subordinate of Chiro.

Nicolo Morello was killed in 1916 in the "war" ... between the Mafia and the Camorra! (well, where else would they meet, besides New York?). But the Camorra is a loose conglomerate of individual gangs (we'll talk about it in other articles). And therefore, when one of the reputable Camorrists, Ralph Daniello, being arrested, "handed over" many of the leaders of these gangs to the police, the Camorra "fell down." But the mafia "families" were much more stable structures. The number of Italian emigrants, including immigrants from Sicily, grew steadily. Among them were members of mafia "families" from other cities on the island. The new mafiosi were categorically not satisfied with the leading position of the Morello clan. Moreover, Giuseppe Morello had no worthy successors. After the death of Nikolo, his half-brothers - Vincenze and Ciro Terranova, in the early 1920s, one of the bosses of his own clan ousted from the leadership. It was the famous Giuseppe Masseria, who arrived in New York from the Sicilian town of Marsala in 1907. He was then subordinated to Salvatore Lucania, better known as Lucky Luciano.


Giuseppe masseria

Masseria was now the "boss" of Manhattan. Brooklyn was "held" by another former capo of the Morello clan - Salvatore D'Aquilo, who came to the United States from Palermo, who announced that he was the "boss of the bosses" from now on. His "heirs" founded the famous Gambino family in New York. Gaetano Reina, from the Morello brothers' hometown of Corleonese (his sister married Vincenza Morello), took over the Bronx and East Harlem. The "heirs" of this gangster are members of the "Lucchese family".


Gaetano reina

Released from prison, Giuseppe Morello tried to regain the title of "boss of bosses". He won over to his side Umberto Valentino of the D'Aquilo clan and tried three times to kill Masseria. In the end, Masseria pretended to want to come to an agreement, but Valentino, who came to meet with him, was killed by "triggermen" (those who "always have their finger on the trigger"), led by Salvatore (Lucky) Luciano. Masseria divided his "possessions" into two parts: Lucky Luciano became the "governor" of Manhattan, and Frankie Weila, who in 1920 killed Jim Colosimo, who headed the "Black Hand" of Chicago, was assigned to control Brooklyn. After that, Morello recognized Masseria's supremacy, agreeing to the third position in the mafia hierarchy as Consigliere - “advisor” or even “mentor”, who usually acts as an arbiter in disputes between members of one clan and negotiates with representatives of other “families”.

The Castellamarian War and the Americanization of the Mafia


In 1925, Salvatore Maranzano, a native of the Sicilian city of Castellammare del Golfo, appeared in New York. It is believed that he was sent to the United States by the "godfather" of the Sicilian mafia, Ferro Vito Cascio, who decided to take over the self-imagining "families" of the New World.


Salvatore maranzano

The Aiello family, whose Chicago branch was described in the article "With a kind word and a pistol." Alphonse (Al) Capone in Chicago, was also a native of Castellammare and was an ally of Maranzano. The future heads of the two mafia families of New York - Joe Profaci and Joseph Bonanno fought on his side.

Maranzano acted decisively and aggressively, crushing the "clients" of other "families" and trying to win over people from hostile clans to his side. He made an attempt to recruit Luciano, but set unacceptable conditions for him: to refuse cooperation with two Jews, unworthy of a true Sicilian. And these Jews were not just anybody, but Meyer Lansky and Ben Siegel Bugsy. Luciano refused - and did not regret it: the guys were "correct" and did not disappoint.

On suspicion of cooperation with Maranzano, Gaetano Reina was killed on February 26, 1930: the killers were again led by Lucky Luciano, Vito Genovese became the direct executor, who later twice headed this "family" (after Luciano's arrest and in 1957-1959) and even gave her name. And this despite the fact that he himself was not a Sicilian.


Vito Genovese, a Campania native who came to the United States in 1913. His brother Michael became a mafia boss in Pittsburgh

The Maranzano family responded by killing Giuseppe Morello on August 15, 1930. And on April 15, 1931, Masseria himself was liquidated. "Sentenced" by his own deputies - Lucky Luciano and Vito Genovezi, who entered into an agreement with Salvatore Maranzano. The future "stars" of the American mafia - Bugsy Siegel, Alberto Anastasia and Joe Adonis (according to another version, Siegel was "assisted" by Sam Levine and Bo Weinberg) played the role of the killers. Luciano invited Masseria to a restaurant and went to the toilet at the agreed time. During his absence, Masseria was shot.

The reason for the murder of Masseria was his "old regime": he was a typical representative of the so-called "Mustache Petes" who wanted to live in America as in Sicily. "Mustache" did not want to cooperate with outsiders and take part in new and very interesting "business projects". Luciano, on the other hand, was an ardent supporter of the reform proposed at the "conference" in Atlantic City by Alphonse Capone ("Sicilian family principles interfere with business"), and even, it is believed, came up with the name Cosa Nostra. This was discussed in the article "With a kind word and a pistol." Alphonse (Al) Capone in Chicago.

Salvatore Maranzano, who was also "Mustached Pete", declared himself "boss of bosses". But he did not "rule" for long: on September 11, 1931, his throat was cut - also on the orders of the "great reformer" of the New York mafia Lucky Luciano. Following Maranzano, over forty more influential mafiosi from the "Mustache" were killed within 48 hours. Later Luciano and his entourage said:

"That was the time when we Americanized the mafia."

The main merit in this Americanization belongs to Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. It was they who became the founders of the new American Cosa Nostra, implementing the ideas of John Torrio and Alphonse Capone about the possibility of wide and close cooperation with people of non-Cilian origin.

Having completed the "cleansing of the territory", Luciano, in order to avoid new inter-clan wars, proposed to abolish the "title" of the "boss of bosses" of New York and divide the city between five Sicilian "families". His proposal was accepted, and the clans that then divided New York still exist. They are now known as the "families" of Genovese, Gambino, Lucchese, Bonanno (remnants of the powerful Salvatore Maranzano faction) and Colombo (formerly Profaci). At the same time, to resolve controversial issues, a "Commission" was created, which, in addition to the five "families" of New York, included the Chicago "syndicate".

We will talk about the five mafia "families" of New York in the next article. Let's finish this one with a story about Lucky Luciano.

Charlie (Lucky) Luciano



Salvatore Lucania, born in 1897 in the Sicilian town of Lercara Friddi, came to the United States at the age of 10. The family of the future "Don" was "proletarian", and the beginning of his life did not bode well for much success. Salvatore was a member of one of the teenage street gangs, where he met Tommy Lucchese, who later headed one of the five "families" in New York. Among other things, they took money from the Jewish "small things" - for not touching them: 10 cents per person per week. By the way, the leader of the rival Jewish gang (it was called The Bugs and Meyer Mob) was Meyer Lansky, Luciano's future friend and partner. From the age of 13, Salvatore worked as a courier in a hat workshop, and along the way he traded in drugs. For this he received his first prison term: he was sentenced to a year in prison, but released after 6 months - "for exemplary behavior." Then - work 10 hours a day for $ 7 a week.

But who provided periodic services to the Morello clan, an intelligent and intelligent guy attracted the attention of Giuseppe Masseria himself. Luciano could equally easily organize the murder of an unwanted person, invent a fictitious company called Downtown Realty Company, under whose auspices the clan launched a bootlegging business, or set up a pharmacy store to sell drugs. And for his inclination to dress smartly and expensively, Masseria called him "sissy." As you remember, it all ended with Luciano liquidating both Masseria and the head of the rival clan, Salvatore Maranzano.

It was through the efforts of Luciano that the so-called "Big Seven" was created - a gangster trust that took control of the entire alcohol trade in the United States during the "Prohibition". This trust included the Chicago Mafia Syndicate, the Independent New York Bootleggers (Siegel and Lansky's gang) and numerous smuggling gangs operating in New Jersey, Boston, Rhode Island and Atlantic City. Things were going so well that Luciano was appointed head of the "trust", and his closest associates were three gangsters of non-Italian origin.

The first of them was Benjamin Siegel (Shigel), nicknamed Bugsy (Insane) - a bootlegger, killer and one of the "pioneers" of the gambling business in Las Vegas, co-owner of the Flamingo casino.


Benjamin Siegel (Bugsy)


Flamingo Casino, archive photo

It was the construction of this casino that caused Siegel's death: the companions - Luciano, Costello, Genovese, Adonis and Lansky - suspected Bugsy of embezzling some of the funds and sentenced him to death by a majority vote (only Lansky was against). As a result, Siegel was shot dead in Beverly Hills on June 20, 1947. Currently, the casino building has been reconstructed, this is how it looks in a modern photo:


The second was Luis Lepke ("The Accountant"), a labor racketeer who collected tribute from New York City garment businesses, bakeries and restaurants, and taxi drivers. In addition, he was one of the leaders of the Murder Corporation (more about it later), in which he controlled the activities of Albert Anastasia. Edgar Hoover called him "the most dangerous man in the United States." In 1944, he was sentenced to death, becoming the highest-ranking mafioso executed to end his life in the electric chair.


E. Hoover personally escorts the arrested Luis Lepke

But Lepke started with petty thefts and during the first arrest he was shod in two left-hand shoes, which he pulled from a shop window.

The third (but in terms of significance and influence, of course, the first) is the famous Meyer Lansky (Suhovliansky), who was called the "Mafia accountant" in the FBI: one of the "founding fathers" of the gambling business in Las Vegas and a friend of Fulgencio Batista, under whom Cuba turned into an American gambling house and brothel. He was born in Grodno in 1902 and ended up in the United States in 1909.


Meyer Lansky

By the way, even after the abolition of Prohibition, Luciano did not drink alcohol produced in the USA and did not advise anyone to do it: the ban on the production of alcoholic beverages was lifted, but the tradition of making low-quality "burda" remained. I cannot say how relevant this "advice" by Luciano is in our time.

After the abolition of Prohibition, Luciano organized and headed another structure of Cosa Nostra - the Big Six, whose leadership, in addition to him, included other very "authoritative" people. In addition to the already known to us Luis Lepke and Benjamin Siegel, one of the bosses of the "Big Six" was Francesco Castilla (Frank Costello - "First Minister"), who became the hero of several modern films about the mafia.


Frank Costello

He was Calabrian, and therefore in the old "old regime" gangs he had no chance to rise to a command position. But in the international Cosa Nostra, Costello became one of the "greats" of the American mafia and the head of the "family", which would only later be called Genovese. He was a friend of the politician Jimmy Hines, who controlled the notorious Tammany Hall society of the US Democratic Party, which had operated in New York since the late XNUMXth century. He often acted as a mediator in negotiations between various clans.

Another boss was Abner Zwielman, who was called Longy ("Long") and "Al Capone of New Jersey." He started by selling fruit and organizing illegal lotteries, then became a major bootlegger, then - controlled the US textile industry (the so-called "labor racketeering"). He did not forget about charity, once donating 250 thousand dollars to improve the slum areas of Newark.


Abner Zwilmann, photo 1951

And Charlie Luciano at one time acted as the first "producer" of Frank Sinatra, giving him 50 thousand dollars to buy concert clothes, pay for the services of a professional recording studio and advertising.

When asked about his condition, Luciano usually answered:

“I have so many generous friends! I also run small business. "

During this time, he had a reputation for giving a girl $ 100 just for smiling at him.

Luciano got his nickname Lucky after he survived an attack organized on him by unknown persons in early 1929. He was arrested by the police as he staggered like a drunk, walking along the highway to Little Hugenot Beach in torn clothes. His face was covered in blood, and a puncture wound was found on his arm. Luciano himself gave the following testimony:

“I stood at the corner of 50th Street and 6th Avenue and waited for a girl I knew. Suddenly a car with curtained windows drove up to me. Three men came out of it. They drew their pistols and pushed me into the car, handcuffed me and gagged me with a rag. Somewhere outside the city, they stopped, pushed me out of the car, punched and kicked me for a long time, stabbed me, and tortured me with burning cigarettes. Then I passed out. They probably thought I was dead. Anyway, I woke up in the morning on Hugenot Beach. "

History very "muddy" and suspicious, in me it evokes parodic associations with the famous "fall from the bridge" of a drunken Yeltsin. It is clear that the people of Massario or Maranzano would not forget to make a control shot in the head. Perhaps Luciano ran into some "gopniks" who had no idea who exactly they "pressed".

Luciano also had another very successful business idea: to give discounts on the sale of drugs in poor areas. But he got caught on another: in the 30s. XX century, he owned 200 illegal brothels in New York. It was for their organization that Attorney Thomas Dewey was able to achieve his conviction.

In 1943, the US government turned to Luciano for help in organizing the smooth operation of the ports of New York, and then, at his request, the Sicilian mafiosi provided a warm welcome to the Americans during the landing on this island - Operation Husky. This was discussed in the article The "old" Sicilian mafia.

Murder, Inc.


In 1930, Luciano was involved in the formation of another famous division of Cosa Nostra - "Murder Incorporated" (the name coined by journalists). The head of this organization was Calabrian Alberto Anastasia (Anastasio), nicknamed "The Mad Hatter".


Alberto Anastasia

Anastasia arrived in the United States either in 1917, or in 1919, and already in 1921 (at the age of 19) he was sentenced to death for murder. However, the lawyer found an insignificant procedural error in the case, Anastasia was released, and in 1922, when the proceedings against him were resumed, it turned out that not a single witness was already alive.

During Prohibition, Anastasia organized a gang of hijackers in New York - these bandits specialized in attacks on bootleggers, from whom they took smuggled whiskey and other alcohol. Another gang of hijackers was led by Abraham Reles, a Galician Jew also known as Kid Twist. He received this nickname for the fact that, despite his small stature (1 meter 60 centimeters), he easily "twisted" the neck of his victims. However, his beloved weapons there was an ice ax.


Gangsters Abraham Reles (left) and Buggy Goldstein

As you can imagine, Anastasia and Reles were enemies of the mafiosi of all clans, and it was a common task to destroy these gangs. But Luciano decided that he needed such fighters. He made an agreement with Anastazia, who in 1930 managed to unite all the hijacking gangs. The bandits under his control now received from Cosa Nostra a "salary" of $ 125 to $ 150 a month (approximately $ 3750- $ 4500 at modern exchange rates), plus bonuses for work performed. The "apprentice" who had not yet completed the tasks of Cosa Nostra, but took the obligation to fulfill the "order" at any time, was paid $ 50 a month (about 1500). Experts believe that over the next 10 years, members of Murder Incorporated have killed at least a thousand people.

Lucky Luciano's principles


From the article Mafia in the USA. Black Hand in New Orleans and Chicago you must remember that one of the principles of Cosa Nostra, developed by Lucky Luciano, was to honestly pay taxes on legal firms and businesses. We add that the American mafia, according to the US Department of Justice, already in 1977 had at least 10 thousand. So the taxpayer Cosa Nostra is large and, importantly, conscientious.

Another principle Luciano urged not to skimp on good lawyers. Luciano himself considered a certain Moses Poliakoff to be such (well, "Lucky" loved to work with Jews from the former Russian Empire).

The next principle is to trust only the members of Cosa Nostra.

The fourth called for sacred observance of the traditions of the Sicilian Omerta.

And the fifth read:

"Never take an act of violence against a government official, because the punishment will be severe, and such an act generates vigorous police action throughout the United States."

The reputable gangster Arthur Flegenheimer (nickname - Dutch Schultz) tried to violate this principle, who turned to the Murder Corporation with a request to eliminate the prosecutor of New York, Thomas Dewey (the one who managed to put Lucky Luciano himself in prison), who was interfering with him. The Corporation, in accordance with Luciano's principle, refused Schultz. And when he decided to deal with the prosecutor on his own, she eliminated him. Ironically, later the "savior" of Thomas Dewey - the triggerman Charlie Workman, who personally shot the "crazy" Schultz, was sentenced to 23 years in prison by the efforts of this particular prosecutor.


Thomas Dewey, New York Attorney, Governor of New York State, U.S. Republican presidential candidate

"Kid" Reles ended badly: being arrested in 1940, he turned in all the members of the Murder Corporation known to him, six of whom were later sentenced to death. Among them was the boss of the assassination team, Louis Buchal.

Reles did not manage to testify against Anastasia: in 1941, on the eve of the court session, he was placed in a hotel room, guarded by police officers. In the morning his corpse was found on the sidewalk: either he tried to escape, but fell off the windowsill, or was thrown out the window. The investigation did not come to an unambiguous conclusion.

Lucky Luciano's return to Sicily


In 1946, Luciano was released early with the official wording “for services to the United States,” but exiled to Italy. However, it was too early for him to retire. Luciano visited Argentina and Cuba (where he met Batista and his faithful companion - Joe Adonis), concluding several agreements with old and new acquaintances. Returning to Italy, he opened a sugar almond factory in Sicily (which also traded in cocaine). Other links in the new drug network were a home appliances store in Naples and a clothing and footwear export company in the United States. In collaboration with former New Orleans boss Silvestro Carollo ("Silver Dollar Sam", expelled from the US in 1947), Luciano forged ties with the gangs of the Campanian Camorra. Through their efforts, the port of Naples became a major transshipment base for the smuggling of cigarettes and drugs. However, he was drawn to the USA and New York, but Luciano did not manage to return there. In 1962, he died of myocardial infarction after meeting with director Martin Gauche, who was about to make a documentary about the mafia.


Hearse Luciano

In the next article, we will finish the story about the mafia clans of New York.
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Articles from this series:
"With a kind word and a pistol." Alphonse (Al) Capone in Chicago
Mafia in the USA. Black Hand in New Orleans and Chicago
The "old" Sicilian mafia
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 20 February 2021 05: 28
    +14
    Mdaaaa, the USA is a country created by thieves, murderers, gangsters, swindlers of all stripes, and today Biden honorably carries their traditions by placing his son watching in Ukraine. And this country teaches us how to pick our noses. smile
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 20 February 2021 05: 38
      +7
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      USA is a country created by thieves, murderers, gangsters, crooks of all stripes

      And so it remained. But it has multiplied mafia traditions and uses the same methods in foreign policy as their ancestors.
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 20 February 2021 06: 05
      +11
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      Mdaaaa, USA a country created by thieves, murderers, gangsters, scammers

      It is understandable why they were so angry at Fidel, such a gadyushnik dispersed them:

      one of the "founding fathers" of the gambling business in Las Vegas and a friend of Fulgencio Batista, under whom Cuba turned into an American gambling house and brothel
    3. Andros
      Andros 20 February 2021 07: 28
      +13
      That is, the fact that the United States by the time of the arrival of all this riffraff already existed and flourished for you does not bother you?
      And so the articles are just wonderful! Thanks to the author.
      1. Destiny
        Destiny 20 February 2021 07: 46
        +15
        Quote: Andros
        the articles are just great! Thanks to the author.

        The cycle turned out to be wonderful, thanks Valery!
        1. Looking for
          Looking for 20 February 2021 16: 01
          +1
          What do you want to use as a guide to action? So I'm afraid you are already late.
    4. smart ass
      smart ass 21 February 2021 12: 29
      +1
      Like article for photo
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 20 February 2021 05: 35
    +14
    I started reading and immediately remembered smile
    The article is very interesting, thanks to the author hi
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 20 February 2021 05: 56
      +17
      The last "mustachioed mafiosi" of New York in the service of British MI6!
      Then Captain Vrungel is also a senior major of the NKVD! laughing
      Thank you Valery, I read the article in one breath!
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 20 February 2021 07: 00
        +15
        Vladislav hi "The Adventures of Captain Vrungel" Nekrasov wrote in 1937, Senior Major of the NKVD - corresponded to Major General (Army) and Counter Admiral (Fleet) ... I propose to downgrade Christopher Bonifatievich - to Captain GB soldier
        Valery Ryzhov - Good luck in continuing the "Mafia" series of articles, a little sorry that the next article will end crying Thanks for the interesting article with your morning coffee!
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 20 February 2021 07: 46
        +13
        Vlad, hello. hi If only with MI-6, they took the most direct part in Operation Husky.
        ... and then, at his request (Luciano), the Sicilian mafiosi gave the Americans a warm welcome during the landing on this island ...

        This legendary historical fact is reflected even in the "Mafia" toy, where the head of the Sicilian clan Don Calo (he is there under his own name) offers his services to the Americans:

        And then from the American self-propelled gun convinces the Italian soldiers to surrender, which they did immediately:

        And the computer character is very similar to the real Don Kahlo:

        By the way, then the mafiosi organized a kind of "police" to maintain order, and the Americans gave them weapons from the warehouse. Gee. request smile
    2. Catfish
      Catfish 20 February 2021 08: 11
      +6
      Sergey, thank you, cheered me up. smile
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 20 February 2021 08: 13
        +8
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Sergey, thanks,

        Our people, let's count hi
    3. Destiny
      Destiny 20 February 2021 11: 11
      +14
      Quote: Lipchanin
      I started reading and immediately remembered

      But I immediately remembered
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 20 February 2021 06: 37
    +10
    the ban on the production of alcoholic beverages was lifted, but the tradition of making low-quality "burda" remained.

    If Someone Disagrees, Try American Beer laughing It is clearly already drunk by someone
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 20 February 2021 14: 17
      +2
      Jack Daniels refutes this rule.
      1. ANB
        ANB 21 February 2021 01: 14
        +2
        ... Jack Daniels refutes this rule

        It depends on what to compare.
        Whiskey must be made from barley malt.
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 21 February 2021 10: 58
          +1
          Whiskey must be made from barley malt.
          And bourbon is made from corn. Jack is not whiskey, but bourbon.
  4. Soveticos
    Soveticos 20 February 2021 07: 13
    +15
    Thanks for the interesting article. Will there be similar cycles about the Yakuza, Triad and other criminal organizations?
    1. VLR
      20 February 2021 07: 44
      +22
      Not yet, this cycle will continue with articles about other Italian criminal groups - Camorra, Ndrangnete and Sacra Corona Unit, and then we will change the subject.
      1. Destiny
        Destiny 20 February 2021 07: 52
        +16
        the cycle will continue with articles about other Italian criminal communities - Camorra, Ndrangnete and Sacra Corona Unit

        We will wait! It would be interesting about the triad with the yakuza, and about ours too. Thanks for the cycle, it reads!
  5. Mikhail Zakharov
    Mikhail Zakharov 20 February 2021 07: 36
    +16
    in lawlessness and bloodthirstiness, our brothers quickly surpassed them. the Americans did not see what was happening in our country and did not see it in bad dreams
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 20 February 2021 12: 45
      +3
      I agree with you. The main difference is that in the United States, the mafia was not allowed into power. For this, in fact, the FBI was created. We didn't have our own John Edgar Groover!
  6. Revolver
    Revolver 20 February 2021 07: 44
    +14
    the tradition of making low-quality "burda" has remained. I cannot say how relevant this "advice" by Luciano is in our time.
    Still relevant.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 20 February 2021 09: 54
      +6
      Just from cheap whiskey Jack Daniels is quite a decent swill. Always preferable to any Red Labels and White Horses laughing
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 20 February 2021 09: 57
        +5
        I don’t know, I don’t know ... And in general, whiskey is not mine, I prefer cognac. And if brandy, then Caucasian or French.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 20 February 2021 10: 42
          +4
          Caucasian, with the exception of two types of Armenian "cognac" - sucks, I don't understand French, preferring horse meat laughing
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 21 February 2021 12: 13
            +3
            My whiskey does not fit - moonshine, and not of the best quality, in our village they drive much more decent booze.
            Hi Albert! smile drinks
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 21 February 2021 12: 41
              +3
              Good afternoon, Konstantin! hi
              It depends on what kind of whiskey and what kind of moonshine laughing 18-year-old Scottish Glenmorange is soft and aromatic, as they say, delicious. ))
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 21 February 2021 13: 12
                +1
                I have not tried where to get it. smile
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 21 February 2021 13: 21
                  +2
                  We sell Tabris in the network. In Moscow, probably in Akhbuka Vkusa))
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 21 February 2021 13: 28
                    +1
                    I'm not sure that this is not counterfeit, and it is worth it for sure ... You won't get drunk on my money. laughing
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 21 February 2021 13: 33
                      +1
                      Not counterfeit, because not widely known. It was worth three years ago in the region of 15 thousand.Since then I do not drink anything stronger than wine, and even then, rarely hi
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 13: 35
                        +2
                        I quickly calculated how much I could buy for 15 rum and firmly decided that I would not even try this whiskey. drinks
                      2. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 21 February 2021 13: 45
                        +1
                        laughing Rum preferred the cheapest, sweet and light, mixed with Coca Cola. Cuba Libre drink called drinks
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 14: 02
                        +1
                        I like to consume rum and Cola, but I found out the name of this drink only now. smile
                      4. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 21 February 2021 14: 02
                        +1
                        Free Cuba - Che, Fidel and so on ..))
        2. CastroRuiz
          CastroRuiz 22 February 2021 02: 00
          +1
          No Glennmorange single malt. Eti vse namnogo vkusnee blended.
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 February 2021 02: 45
            0
            I won't try, unfortunately))
            1. CastroRuiz
              CastroRuiz 22 February 2021 14: 29
              +1
              Ya uzhe let 15 nepiyu.
              Do 50 let eti single malt 12-15 let poproboval, no nebilo eto moyo. Francuzskiy konyak XO eto da.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 22 February 2021 15: 42
                +2
                It also depends on what
                There is a significant difference between Courvasier, Hennessy and Martel XO
                1. CastroRuiz
                  CastroRuiz 22 February 2021 15: 43
                  +2
                  Est i drugie marki. Napr. Meukow
                2. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 22 February 2021 15: 50
                  +1
                  There are many different ones))
                3. CastroRuiz
                  CastroRuiz 22 February 2021 21: 34
                  +1
                  Poprobuye Otard XO. Eto nechto.
                4. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 22 February 2021 23: 00
                  0
                  Not more than 50 grams after a heart attack laughing Thanks for the recommendation! hi
          2. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 22 February 2021 15: 47
            +1
            Quote: Krasnodar
            It also depends on what
            There is a significant difference between Courvasier, Hennessy and Martel XO

            Where are you going My beloved Rémy Martin ("Rémy Martan") belay ??? He - Rulit, excellent with a slight sourness and a long aftertaste fellow
            Greetings Albert wink
          3. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 February 2021 15: 51
            +3
            Greetings, Alex! hi Remy Martin will prefer Martel, precisely because of the sourness - but here, as they say, the taste and color laughing
          4. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 22 February 2021 15: 55
            +3
            Plebeian... laughing you understand only "sausage scraps" tongue
            Forgive me ... Martel is also delicious, these two houses work on more sour grapes - they are similar in tastes of medium aging. drinks
          5. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 February 2021 16: 05
            +3
            Do you remember the Ben Gurion Richardson assortment? ))
            What do you think, flying abroad on average 10 times a year, did I have the opportunity to compare the taste of all the cognacs produced by the Gauls and choose my liking? laughing
          6. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 22 February 2021 16: 06
            +2
            Maybe you ate something low-quality before that laughing well, and washed it down - some kind of barmatuha wassat
          7. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 February 2021 16: 19
            +2
            To be honest, I only once consumed what I bought in duty free on the spot, in general Londge. ))
            It was about Van Gogh vodka, drank with a friend
            Then I drank I do not remember which VSOP from the Larnaca Lounge menu (transfer)
            Booze with Yoburzhtsy, the Ural Lines delivered them from TA to Yekaterinburg, me to Krasnodar
            One of the guys told the rest of his drinking companions - here, a Jew, and he drinks like a Russian fellow
            All his fellow countrymen looked at one another and it turned out that he was the only Russian in the company. laughing
  • Fat
    Fat 20 February 2021 15: 40
    +3
    Albert, I can argue, but at the time of Yeltsin's revelry, we got a batch of Canadian Bourbon, this swill ate from the throat of the bottle and without a snack, the main thing is not to breathe vapor ...
    The darkest times of my hectic life. 92-93 "New Year" There are boxes of liquor in the apartment for any choice ... And everyone ate (!) This particular section ...
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 20 February 2021 16: 20
      +2
      Greetings, Andrey Borisovich! hi
      Do you remember the name of the drink?
      1. Fat
        Fat 20 February 2021 16: 43
        +3
        Canadinan whiskey, yellow- red label flat glass jars for a quarter and a half liter, about ...
        No more. Reliable info.
        Before that, my darling was in soft ants with us (C)
  • ANB
    ANB 21 February 2021 01: 16
    +1
    ... Just from cheap Jack Daniels whiskey

    Yes, it is not very cheap.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 21 February 2021 09: 20
      +2
      Compared to others, 12 and older
  • Catfish
    Catfish 20 February 2021 08: 09
    +12
    Thank you Valery for a rich article about people, though not pleasant enough, but quite interesting and left their mark on history. hi
    "People leave, but the glory remains. At least this." (P. Cine Mueller) request
  • Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 20 February 2021 08: 34
    +12
    The main merit in this Americanization belongs to Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. It was they who became the founders of the new American Cosa Nostra, implementing the ideas of John Torrio and Alphonse Capone about the possibility of wide and close cooperation with people of non-Cilian origin.

    Good morning! hi
    Once again, Lansky and the other New York Jewish ghouls were not part of Cosa Nostra. We cooperated very closely - yes, but there were so-called. Jewish Mob, Jewish Mafia, Kosher Mob, Kosher Mafia, and Kosher Nostra or Undzer Shtik (in Yiddish - Our Business laughing).
    Part of Cosa Nostra, closely cooperating with Jewish organized crime groups was the "Mickey Cohen Family" from Los Angeles (later working in Vegas) Jewish boxer (US champion in lightweight, EMNIP, weight)
    The Cohen crime family of Los Angeles and Las Vegas was notably part of both the Jewish Mafia and Italian-American Mafia, and lines between the two ethnic criminal organizations often blurred throughout the 20th century.

    The boundaries of the two criminal organizations often blurred throughout the 20th century, but it was about teamwork. The Jews earned money, then "got mad", and their children became respectable citizens with a high-quality higher education and a solid capital acquired by their father. Unlike the Italians, under the strict supervision of their parents, they no longer thrashed (in the vast majority of cases).
    1. VLR
      20 February 2021 09: 09
      +9
      Here there is a confusion of concepts: some researchers talk about the closest cooperation of Luciano with Lansky and other Jews, others - about the actual merger into a single "trust". But the FBI called Lansky "the accountant of the mafia."
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 20 February 2021 09: 18
        +11
        The FBI, in the end, was never able to show anything provable in court to Lansky.
        Thank you, Valery!
        1. VLR
          20 February 2021 09: 31
          +9
          Yes, it was a genius of its kind: the authority is indisputable and everyone knows that without his "schemes" Cosa Nostra will lose half of its income. but there is nothing to hook on.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 20 February 2021 09: 49
            +9
            Yes, it was a genius of its kind:
            Among other things, Lansky's "Zionist" activities are interesting, which, indirectly, brought him to the dock.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 20 February 2021 10: 24
              +9
              Quote: 3x3zsave
              Yes, it was a genius of its kind:
              Among other things, Lansky's "Zionist" activities are interesting, which, indirectly, brought him to the dock.

              Greetings Anton! hi
              His tithe (in Judaism, you pay it only if you want to get rich, in most cases for non-religious charity), he paid Israel, in addition to his dough invested in the Jewish state before, the salvation of Jewish refugees (Cubans were paid 15 thousand tanks in modern money per person, so as not to deploy their tribesmen back to Europe), melted weapons to the Palestinian formations, which in the future became the IDF.
              In the 1950s and 60s, the FBI considered him the head of American organized crime - the "boss of bosses", and the chelas began to graze.
              Lansky did not remain in debt - visual means of surveillance were installed in the secretly rented apartment of the head of the FBI Hoover. Based on the results of the filming, the bandyuk publicly announced that Hoover was rear-wheel drive. laughing
              In 1970, Lanskoy was accused of tax evasion, so he escaped from the investigation to Israel. Citizenship, despite all the services to his historical homeland and friendship with Golda Meir (both Americans are from RI, both extraordinary personalities), he was not given citizenship, because in those years, Israel fell into dependence on the States due to the massive Soviet presence in Egypt (1969-1972). In 72, the bandit was forced to return to America under escort (FBI agents seized him in the port of Rio de Janeiro).
              Nevertheless, two years in a foreign land was enough for him to clean up his tracks. In 1974 he was acquitted. He died in 1983 from lung cancer with 57 thousand tanks "in his pocket". Nevertheless, all his children received a quality education, one of his sons became an officer, after graduating from West Point, took part in the Korean War.
              An urban legend says that one Tel Aviv foreman decided to easily raise the dough on theft for the subsequent ransom of Lansky. He talked about his plans in the bars of Tel Aviv, Netanya and Eilat, thinking that this is extremely raising his authority in the criminal circles of the country.
              As a result, the man was found in three places of the Promised One at the same time, neatly packaged in bags.
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 20 February 2021 10: 37
                +2
                Hi Albert! hi
                It was these facts from his biography that I meant. I just know, "but the men don't know!" wink
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 20 February 2021 11: 11
                  +4
                  Quote: 3x3zsave
                  Hi Albert! hi
                  It was these facts from his biography that I meant. I just know, "but the men don't know!" wink

                  Uncle lived an interesting life, never forgot who he was and where he came from, helped co-religionists and not only, but, nevertheless, "a bandit should be in prison." This is unambiguous.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 20 February 2021 09: 22
        +9
        The boundaries were erased, of course, but there was no talk of a single Jewish pasta common fund, as far as I know from the literature read in English and Hebrew hi It is possible that Lansky laundered money for Italians, which is why he earned such a nickname.
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 20 February 2021 10: 39
          +10
          Albert, in Russia he did not have a "crown", he served 6 months and left for EXCEPTIONAL behavior)))
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 20 February 2021 10: 44
            +6
            Greetings! hi
            So he did not strive - although, if he had set himself such a goal, then in Batumi he would have become "Mandarin" laughing
            1. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny 20 February 2021 11: 15
              +6
              How did you not strive? Was it "in the author" in America? Was. "Decided questions"? Solved))
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 20 February 2021 11: 53
                +6
                He did not seek publicity and recognition and positions (overseer, layman, Thief)
            2. depressant
              depressant 20 February 2021 23: 46
              +4
              So he did not strive - although, if he had set himself such a goal, then in Batumi he would have become "Mandarin"

              Albert, I don’t know how it was in Batumi, but by the beginning of the 80s in the Ochamchira region of Abkhazia there were “tangerines” of their own. The area was populated mainly by Georgians. Each house had an extensive tangerine garden, and the harvest was bought up by "tangerine" businessmen, who transported the bulk of it to markets in Central Russia. And these "tangerines", having trampled the city administration and all types of law enforcement agencies, openly boasted that they had already saved up $ 20 million each. The Abkhaz gnashed their teeth with envy and accumulated anger. What happened to these "tangerines" then, I do not know. But from part of the fruit, they produced such tangerine juice in three-liter cans at a supposedly state-owned plant that all these juices that are now filling retail chains, compared to that juice, are a vile, pitiful swill.
              That's how it was)))
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 20 February 2021 23: 52
                +2
                Good evening, Lyudmila Yakovlevna! hi
                Mandarins were called crowned for money, not for merit, criminals)).
                1. depressant
                  depressant 21 February 2021 08: 54
                  +3
                  Good morning, Albert, and good morning to everyone!
                  God, how cold I was ... I could not sleep until 4 in the morning, some guy was quietly walking up and down the stairs, and then I turned off the gas and fell asleep, and now my leg hurt terribly from the cold ...
                  I think I'm whining?
                  Yes, Mandarin, rank. I read the Author's articles about the mafia. All my life I have been living either in an organized crime group, merged with the local authorities, or in some kind of it. Brr ...
                2. Phil77
                  Phil77 21 February 2021 10: 41
                  +1
                  Hi Albert, weren't they called * oranges *, tech- * crowned * from the southern republics? winked
                  1. depressant
                    depressant 21 February 2021 11: 55
                    +1
                    Seryozha, hello!))))
                    It seems that I got oklemalsya, warmed up in my "gas chamber" - the kitchen, read another article about Stalin on VO and comments on it. And with bitterness I have to admit: people do not know that at the present time, having exhausted all the possibilities to get out of the state of an organized criminal group, our state is introducing a digital ruble, a part of the volume of which going to investment in industry will be marked with a special code and it will, of course cashless. This will supposedly prevent the allocated money from creeping offshore. And even if it is bad, but at least somehow this theme will play, then its embodiment will mean that a two-circuit Stalinist economy is being adopted, which will make it possible to put state capitalism on its feet. But how slow it is! And how tired of living in a situation of eternal patience - they say, wait another 5 years, wait 10, and everything will work out, - wait, and the angels will sing in the heavens, clattering the lyre and glorifying our economy.
                    1. Phil77
                      Phil77 21 February 2021 14: 56
                      +1
                      Hello, hello Lyudmila Yakovlevna! Alas for me, but .... I am a complete and final fool in the field of economics, which I am not afraid to admit. So thank you, with all due respect, but into this jungle? Especially Russian? Economy? ? No! I will refrain from such a tempting offer. laughing
                      1. depressant
                        depressant 21 February 2021 15: 35
                        +3
                        Seryozha, and I'm tired of climbing into it. I think everyone is tired wassat )))
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 February 2021 10: 47
    +4
    Business without morality becomes a crime.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 20 February 2021 12: 12
      +7
      Quote: Pavel57
      Business without morality becomes a crime.

      There is never morality in business, the question is within the framework of legality, or rather, their crime hi
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 21 February 2021 10: 57
        +1
        Yes, it’s nothing personal, it’s just business! laughing
      2. Fat
        Fat 27 February 2021 16: 02
        +1
        Legality? Doubtful since the days of Novgorod.
        Within the framework of the rules, or rather.
        And it looks very bad
  • Trilobite Master
    Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 11: 08
    +10
    Here is what an article in the series, and there was not even an attempt to understand the connections of the Italian "gangster-gangster" with the power structures of the states in which they lived. Who protected the villains in the police, in power? Which senators and congressmen were bought, which were intimidated?
    Authors dealing with the history of organizational crime often sin with this approach: criminal groups and their leaders live with them as if in a separate world, so poetic, dangerous, full of romance and violence. Criminal wars, intrigues, betrayals, for which reality exists simply as a theatrical scenery. In general, a world isolated from life.
    Crime, especially organized crime, is blood from blood and flesh from the flesh of the society in which it exists. This is not a closed world with clearly delineated boundaries, not a separate parasitic organism stuck to the body of society, but some semblance of a disease that affects society not in a specific place, but in general, everywhere.
    But law enforcement agencies, business and government are especially susceptible to the influence of organized crime. I would like Valery to pay attention to this particular part of the history of the mafia - to its connections that reached the country's government and elite business circles. And then the people here admire the sparkling top of the iceberg in the form of shootings, arrests and detentions, gang meetings, etc., and many do not even know what is the basis of this whole festival.
    Where are the names of senators and congressmen, police officers, judges and prosecutors, governors and ordinary millionaires with billionaires who have left their own, maybe not so bright, but no less, or even more important mark in the history of the mafia?
    1. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 20 February 2021 11: 18
      +8
      I agree. If there were no "connections" with state structures and the establishment, then they would not feel so at ease, they would sit on the "khaz" and "raspberries".
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 20 February 2021 12: 14
        +8
        So the mafia, according to the Israeli definition, at least, is "the fusion of criminals with the structures of power." hi
        1. Trilobite Master
          Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 13: 50
          +7
          Quote: Krasnodar
          fusion of criminals with power structures

          If we look at this issue as broadly as possible, then the very term "mafia" is understood in our country as a synonym for organized crime groups. Any organized crime is a mafia. Replacement of a generic concept with a specific one. In the 90s, in St. Petersburg, I repeatedly heard expressions like, for example, "Tambov mafia". wassat laughing
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 20 February 2021 14: 22
            +6
            In Israel, the division goes differently:
            1) organized crime groups or “criminal families” - as a rule, they have random connections among cops, prison officials and, until the early 2000s, in the ranks of functionaries of one party, previously ruling, and now on the sidelines of Israeli politics. Due to the latter factor, it is difficult to call them a mafia.
            2) Arab OPGs - they cooperate with the special services, I provide a bunch of interesting information about the neighbors, in return they are covered for petty pranks such as selling drugs and other things.
            3) Bedouin clans - these serve in the army and police, doing anything - from legal sheep breeding and service stations to smuggling drugs, weapons, prostitutes. They also indulge in racketeering in the south of the country. It is more difficult with them - there are very few snitches, good connections in all state structures, but from time to time they are beaten in the hands.
            4) The mafia is full-fledged - with its own prosecutors, judges, cops, etc. not yet available. The closest thing to this is the Bedouins - but it's all small things.
    2. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 20 February 2021 12: 48
      +7
      Quote: Trilobite Master
      Where are the names of senators and congressmen, police officers, judges and prosecutors, governors and ordinary millionaires with billionaires who have left their own, maybe not so bright, but no less, or even more important mark in the history of the mafia?

      One of the famous versions of the assassination of both Kennedy is that their clan was a representative of the mafia. Therefore, the American special services removed them from power. I had to go such a radical way hi
      1. VLR
        20 February 2021 12: 54
        +9
        Joseph Kennedy, the "Wall Street bootlegger", will be mentioned through one article. And some "revelations" of the mafiosi about the death of his son John.
        1. Stirbjorn
          Stirbjorn 20 February 2021 13: 00
          +3
          Quote: VlR
          Joseph Kennedy, the "Wall Street bootlegger", will be mentioned through one article. And some "revelations" of the mafiosi about the death of his son John.

          Thank you, an interesting and little-sanctified topic here hi
        2. Trilobite Master
          Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 13: 53
          +6
          Quote: VlR
          will be mentioned through one article

          That is, Valery, after all, you will touch upon this topic ... Well, it will be interesting, especially if there are attempts to do some kind of systematic analysis of the issue.
          I'm already looking forward to ... smile
    3. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 20 February 2021 13: 03
      +9
      Quote: Trilobite Master
      Here is what an article in the series, and there was not even an attempt to understand the connections of the Italian "gangster-gangster" with the power structures of the states in which they lived. Who protected the villains in the police, in power?

      Lansky on a huge scale and very successfully bribed the police, representatives of various authorities. The Kefauver Committee in 1953 revealed amazing facts about this side of Lansky's work. For example, at a committee hearing, Walter Clarke, Sheriff of Broward County, Florida, in 1933-1952, testified that he not only created a "special police regime" for Lansky's gambling group, but also assigned armed police and armored vehicles to transport proceeds from casinos to banks. hi
      1. Trilobite Master
        Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 14: 11
        +5
        That's it, and I mean it. I myself am familiar with the topic no more than watching the films "Once Upon a Time in America" ​​and "The Untouchables" with Kevin Costner, and so, sketchy from sources such as OBS. The fact that organized crime in the United States of those years made its way to the very top is understandable, but where exactly and how is extremely interesting.
        In general, I caught myself thinking that reading Valery, I involuntarily return to our nineties ... There are seditious thoughts to write material on our "heroes" of that time, but I immediately discard them with the words "mind me". It's too early. Very, very early. Although there were many interesting things. laughing
        Right now Valery, who had been tackled by him, poked around the network, looked for former acquaintances, associates ... "There are no others, but those are far away ..." But some are still on the run, although few are on horseback.
        No, it is too early to generalize the experience of our 90s.
        And who is interested - Andrey Konstantinov to help him. I would also recommend Paul Khlebnikov.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 20 February 2021 14: 24
          +6
          As I understand it, many are now quite legal, respected and flashing on screens as respectable people wink
          1. Trilobite Master
            Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 15: 04
            +7
            Not many. Most of them quietly live somewhere in the suburbs, not particularly shining, calmly and thoughtfully assimilating the funds acquired by "backbreaking work" ... Many after serving time. smile True, there are those who are sometimes shown in plain sight, but this is rather an exception. Former comrades-in-arms, by the way, also have similar fates. Many began to make a quick career, but then some in the 90s, some were dispersed in the tenths, some of the most odious ones were imprisoned (however, they were given small terms, on average, three years), the rest were sent to an honorable pension ... But some serve until now, but these are mainly those who were just starting in the late XNUMXs ...
            This is me now about my friends, first of all. With odious persons known all over the country, such as Coumarin, for example, I did not have a chance to communicate.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 20 February 2021 15: 20
              +5
              This comrade lives in Tel Aviv - quietly and peacefully conducts trade between China, Israel, Ukraine and Russia with Kazakhstan laughing A modest apartment for 3 million tanks, my son got married, my daughter recently graduated from the army, she does not like to remember the 90s. He only sighs in the spirit of "it was a golden time .." fellow
              1. Trilobite Master
                Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 17: 02
                +8
                Quote: Krasnodar
                "It was a golden time .."

                An old joke.
                - Grandpa, now you lived under the Tsar and under Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev ... When was your life best?
                - Under the king, of course!
                -?
                - I had a bolt with the king!
                smile
                I don't like the 90s. Terrible time. Although my youth fell on them, I do not feel any nostalgia for them.
                And your character from Tel Aviv, in general, is typical, I think. I don't know who he was in the 90s, whether the prison in Russia is crying for him (probably crying), but we really have a lot of them. Recently (about three years ago) at work I accidentally ran into my "godson", whom I landed at that "golden time" ... He lives near St. Petersburg in a green area, in a comfortable cottage with his own pond-pool. He sells, without straining, jet skis (he, it turns out, was a fan of them back in those days) and the ghosts of the past do not bother him, although his hands were in blood up to his elbows ... His son is six or seven years old at the time when we collided, it was (the eldest, from his first marriage has been married for a long time), the new wife is twenty years younger, the energetic himself ... He served his twelve years, got out, got married, got a child ...
                I’m not angry at him, he’s at me, apparently, too, but, as they show in the movies, I don’t want to sit with him at the same table and even in the same room. We do not feel any tenderness for each other. They looked at each other, grinned and parted.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 20 February 2021 17: 47
                  +4
                  The golden time for the Tel Aviv uncle was in terms of opportunities, as I understand it. The prison is most likely crying. The new female partner is five years older than her daughter laughing
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 20 February 2021 15: 46
            +7
            As I understand it, many are now quite legal, respected and flashing on screens as respectable people
            We have not the capital, the city is small, everyone knows each other, it is indecent to "show off" on camera ...
            I’m walking along Dvortsovaya Street just now. "Catherine II" stuck:
            - What an interesting man! Let's take a photo?
            - Girl, are you at work?
            - Yes.
            - Here I am going from work ...
            - Oh, I'm sorry, please! I didn't recognize it right away, there are so many people walking here!
            1. Trilobite Master
              Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 17: 09
              +6
              When I go home from work, the dogs shy away from me, not that Ekaterina has got to the bottom of it ... laughing
              In general, I noticed that neither the police, nor beggars, nor such advertisers or thugs, as a rule, do not bother me, they just do not notice. Rarely, rarely, if someone stops and then, they never persistently pester - "sorry" and that's it, aside.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 20 February 2021 17: 51
                +5
                And when I go from work to the toilet, my son asks me on the way:
                - Dad, what is the name of the zebra from Madagascar?
                And then, before I have time to slam the door, docha flies in:
                - Dad, where is SpongeBob's second pen?
                And the second son knocks on the sworn door:
                - English triceraptor? crying
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 20 February 2021 18: 39
                  +6
                  Zebra from Madagascar?
                  These characters are also present on Dvortsovaya Street; today I saw three of them.
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 20 February 2021 19: 57
                    +4
                    Alex the Lion, Christopher Marty Martin Zebra and Melman the Giraffe? laughing
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 20 February 2021 19: 59
                      +3
                      No, just zebras, in quantity.
                      1. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 20 February 2021 20: 01
                        +3
                        Such luck laughing
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 20 February 2021 18: 44
                +4
                "The windows are already lit
                I walk tired from work "(C)
                1. Trilobite Master
                  Trilobite Master 20 February 2021 18: 57
                  +5
                  "I love you, life,
                  But I got really sick of everything ... "
                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 20 February 2021 19: 01
                    +3
                    *Do not be sad-
                    whole life ahead...*
            2. Phil77
              Phil77 20 February 2021 18: 52
              +5
              Here is Anton, * Catherine the Second * is pestering you. It's enviable! And here ... You walk along Red Square, * Lenin * rolls over.
              "Well, ghazhdanin? Na thoih?"
              -Ilyich, who is the third?
              -And there Vissakhionovich is in stohonke. I think he will not refuse. laughing
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 20 February 2021 19: 50
                +3
                Well what can I say? Moscow was unlucky with female images, for "Moscow does not believe in tears." request
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 20 February 2021 19: 58
                  +4
                  Quote: 3x3zsave
                  Well what can I say? Moscow was unlucky with female images, for "Moscow does not believe in tears." request

                  But with Lenin you can think of three Krupskaya laughing
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 20 February 2021 20: 04
                    +3
                    And that's why people go to Red Square ?! recourse
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 20 February 2021 20: 04
                      +4
                      And if right on the Execution Ground? fellow
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 20 February 2021 20: 09
                        +3
                        No, everything is like in that joke, "advice will tire." negative
            3. Korsar4
              Korsar4 20 February 2021 19: 19
              +4
              And two representatives of the "women's battalion" came up to me.
              But this was my one-day business trip. The wife was waiting in the Hermitage. April 2012.
        2. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 24 February 2021 12: 17
          +2
          The site is "Prime Crime" - who are in the subject a lot of interesting information.
  • iouris
    iouris 20 February 2021 12: 24
    +1
    And what about the mafia in Moscow?
    1. Fat
      Fat 20 February 2021 19: 25
      +4
      According to the previous posts - it has already begun)))))))))
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 20 February 2021 20: 32
      +2
      * Time will tell *. From Channel One advertising. laughing
  • Fat
    Fat 20 February 2021 15: 29
    +5
    I'll be brief. Thank. Valery.
    Powerful story
    1. Richard
      Richard 20 February 2021 21: 16
      +6
      Great good
      I never touched on this topic before
      Thank. Valery, for introducing her to her. And of course for an excellent richly illustrated series of articles
      1. Fat
        Fat 20 February 2021 22: 19
        +2
        So Yes ... All are adequate, start a career with intelligence
        Kissanger took out the enemy at the first meeting with Putin
        Valery, among other things, has excellent knowledge
        it's valuable.
  • Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 20 February 2021 20: 40
    +4
    The most elegant series of articles!
  • Tests
    Tests 20 February 2021 22: 16
    +2
    The owner of Trilobite (Mikhail), respected, of the Order of Lenin, the Arkhangelsk region is very glad that the MP "Zvezdochka", which rose to the Order of Lenin in the 90s of the last century, and steered the Order of the Red Banner of Labor "Yantare", today heads in St. Petersburg twice the Order of Lenin and the Order of the October Revolution of OJSC "Severnaya Verf" fighter with "any husk" Igor Anatolyevich Orlov. As in the old Russian floorboard, translated from French: "When Madame leaves the carriage, the carriage goes a little faster." ... And "Orlov's nest chicks" at Severnaya Verf seem to be settling in thoroughly. Poor factory ... and the Russian Navy ...
    You are 202% right that most of the heroes from the 90s do not live in public and quietly today. But a smaller part ... Although the poor hope never dies. In Moscow today, the general director of TGC-2, Nadezhda Ivanovna Pinigina, was detained and she is being transported to Arkhangelsk, and in Arkhangelsk, the director of the Arkhoblenergo JSC Valery Zaikin was detained. Pinigina is charged with, among other things, Article 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (after all, a school of the 90s in a company with the word YUKOS in the title!). And Orlov from st. 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation so beautifully, in the early 2000s, jumped on the "Star" ...
    1. Fat
      Fat 20 February 2021 23: 04
      +1
      Bro. Fine. It never occurred to you that I didn’t mention it. I’m almost silent about the local problems. The people will figure it out, but I have relatives, from libel, wonderful people were missing in real life and recently.
  • Tests
    Tests 20 February 2021 22: 46
    +1
    3x3zsave (anton), dear, very familiar, I had a similar situation in July 2019. It stood, though not on Dvortsovaya Street, but on the embankment of the Griboyedov Channel on the southern side of the Savior on Spilled Blood. I was waiting for my student, that after retiring, he moved to St. Petersburg. About 18 pm, there are not many Chinese anymore ... I looked at the mosaic coats of arms of Russian cities on the temple. I found the coat of arms of Arkhangelsk, in the row below - Chita, another row below - Olonets. Here Catherine:
    - Man, you have been standing for a long time, let's go take pictures! - He resolutely takes me under the handle and pulls me away from the parapet.
    - Yes, I'm waiting for my student, a real colonel ...
    - Are you a teacher? - continues to persistently pull. - And what do you teach?
    - ORD ...
    - Sorry!
    As the wind blew away ...
    1. Fat
      Fat 20 February 2021 23: 24
      +1
      Let's not share the pain, Bro.
  • depressant
    depressant 20 February 2021 23: 15
    +2
    I went through the comments.
    Not knowing how to create a "Piggy bank of useful information" on the phone, I will use this article as a piggy bank. And the first thing I will put on the shelf is this:

    The constituent entity "Russian Federation" according to 365NEWS, according to the register DUNS Number 531298725, is a commercial structure in which Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is the CEO.
    It is reported by Rambler.
    Further: https://sport.rambler.ru/other/44738147/?utm_content=sport_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
    Further: https://sport.rambler.ru/other/44738147/?utm_content=sport_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 21 February 2021 08: 10
    +2
    SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD "
  • Igor Svir
    Igor Svir 25 February 2021 01: 37
    0
    The Germans (GDR) have a gorgeous book --- WHO DOESN'T KEEP THAT SHOULD DIE strongly advise