Podcast: War Of The Thieves
Russian police officers and investigators crowd at the site of the killing of Aslan Usoyan, better known as "Ded Khasan" (Grandfather Khasan), outside the Karetny Dvor restaurant in central Moscow in mid-January.
It's beginning to look a lot like a mob war.
From Moscow to Sukhumi to Istanbul, the fallout is spreading from last month's killing of mafia kingpin Aslan Usoyan
. After more than a decade of peace, the hit appears to have set off a settling of scores among post-Soviet crime groups.
How far will this new war of the thieves go? And what are its implications?
On the latest edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast," I discuss these issues with co-host Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, expert on Russian organized crime, and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows
The Power Vertical Podcast: War Of The Thieves
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