For Taiwanchik, Moscow Is 'Paradise'
U.S. authorities say Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov is a crime boss who should be jailed for 90 years for allegedly laundering money and running an illegal gambling business. But in Moscow, where he lives 100 meters from the Kremlin, the man reputed to be one of the last surviving Soviet-era gangsters scoffs at the allegations –- and the authorities certainly aren’t giving him problems. Welcome to the world of Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, better known as "Taiwanchik" – or "Little Taiwanese." (RFE/RL's Russian Service)