Alena Alena Ledeneva, Times Literary Supplement, on The Russian Mafia

"Headlines on Russian organized crime appear regularly in the Western Press and carry alarming messages.  Now we finally have a sober, scholarly account. Unlike headline writers, Varese is cautious about the use of the term 'Mafia'. The history of the vory-v-zakone is fascinating."

Alena Alena Ledeneva, Times Literary Supplement

The Russian Mafia

"Varese is a leader of the younger generation of scholars taking on the important issues in the difficult study of organized crime."

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University

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