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9th Jul '16 9:45:48 PM Odacon_Spy
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** ''DeusExTheFall'': Has them as enemies in the first mission.

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** ''DeusExTheFall'': Has them Russian bureaucrat Mikhail Kontarsky hires the Bratva as enemies his personal bodyguards in the first mission.prologue. Unfortunately for Kontarsky, they aren't really a match for [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Tyrants]].
17th Jun '16 3:08:54 PM SmoCro
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There is another school of thought that posits that vory v zakone actually died slowly during the Soviet Era and that the new gangsters of the 90s coopted old structures as a source of pride and tradition without the baggage of the vorys limitations such as a ban on family life.
5th Jun '16 12:28:05 AM MisterApple
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Russian mobsters engage in all the activities that the Italian mobsters do. However, they are frequently depicted in a much more openly ruthless, sadistic, brutal and vicious fashion than the Italian Mafia, without the [[FauxAffablyEvil thin veneer of class and sophistication]] that [[DamnItFeelsGoodTobeAGangster many depictions]] of the Italian Mafia have [[TheCoconutEffect built up around the organisation]]. This is often [[LampshadeHanging explained]] by them being [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong tough enough]] to survive and prosper in the underworld of both the Soviet Union and post-collapse Russian society, neither of which were/are exactly healthy environments for milquetoasts to begin with. These days, many of the biggest Organisatsiya potentates are actually worming their way into government positions: not for nothing is TheNewRussia sometimes known as a "mafia state."

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Russian mobsters engage in all the activities that the Italian mobsters do. However, they are frequently depicted in a much more openly ruthless, sadistic, brutal and vicious fashion than the Italian Mafia, without the [[FauxAffablyEvil thin veneer of class and sophistication]] that [[DamnItFeelsGoodTobeAGangster many depictions]] of the Italian Mafia have [[TheCoconutEffect built up around the organisation]]. This is often [[LampshadeHanging [[JustifiedTrope explained]] by them being [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong tough enough]] to survive and prosper in the underworld of both the Soviet Union and post-collapse Russian society, neither of which were/are exactly healthy environments for milquetoasts to begin with. These days, many of the biggest Organisatsiya potentates are actually worming their way into government positions: not for nothing is TheNewRussia sometimes known as a "mafia state."


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*TheMusical adaptation of Theatre/{{Matilda}} adds a Russian mob who are sold dodgy cars by Mr. Wormwood. Near the end of the musical, they meet Matilda and discover that she can speak fluent Russian, greatly impressing them.

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4th Jun '16 1:04:30 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* The Mafiya also appear in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' in the Industrial District (the last level) of Anywhere City.

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* The Mafiya also appear in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' in the Industrial District (the last level) of Anywhere City.
19th May '16 9:13:33 AM TrustBen
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* Frank Semyon in the second season of ''Series/TrueDetective'' is a Russian-American with a violent background he's trying to bury. Some of his associates are old country Mafiya members.
15th May '16 10:26:15 PM Dravencour
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* A ''suka'' or ''ssuchenniy'' (literally "bitch") is any former member of the mafiya who tries to reform and aid the law, similar in many respects to the word "rat" in American criminal circles. These are the enemies of any mafiya members, and that's why you should [[BerserkButton never]] call any Russian criminal a "bitch".

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* A ''suka'' or ''ssuchenniy'' (literally "bitch") is any former member of the mafiya who tries to reform and aid the law, similar in many respects to the word "rat" in American criminal circles.law. These are the enemies of any mafiya members, and that's why you should [[BerserkButton never]] call any Russian criminal a "bitch".
15th May '16 10:24:24 PM Dravencour
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* A ''suka'' or ''ssuchenniy'' (literally "bitch") is any former member of the mafiya who tries to reform and aid the law. These are the enemies of any mafiya members, and that's why you should [[BerserkButton never]] call any Russian criminal a "bitch".

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* A ''suka'' or ''ssuchenniy'' (literally "bitch") is any former member of the mafiya who tries to reform and aid the law.law, similar in many respects to the word "rat" in American criminal circles. These are the enemies of any mafiya members, and that's why you should [[BerserkButton never]] call any Russian criminal a "bitch".
12th May '16 3:42:49 AM Morgenthaler
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8th May '16 3:49:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{Accelerando}}'', the Mafiya of TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (who are all now hardcore [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivists]]) have taken over the remnants of the American recording industry, which they are attempting to restore to profitability by using direct physical violence to settle intellectual property disputes.

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* In ''{{Accelerando}}'', ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}'', the Mafiya of TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (who are all now hardcore [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivists]]) have taken over the remnants of the American recording industry, which they are attempting to restore to profitability by using direct physical violence to settle intellectual property disputes.
5th Mar '16 9:49:18 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TheGetaway: BlackMonday'' has them as the main antagonists in the form of the "Skobel Group". They're led by Viktor Skobel, a ''vory y zakone'' who has a charming exterior and a taste for fine art and culture, but is brutal and ruthless nonetheless.

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* ''VideoGame/TheGetaway: BlackMonday'' Black Monday'' has them as the main antagonists in the form of the "Skobel Group". They're led by Viktor Skobel, a ''vory y zakone'' who has a charming exterior and a taste for fine art and culture, but is brutal and ruthless nonetheless.
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