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8th Jun '17 7:13:09 AM erforce
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* A drunk chap called himself the Russian Grim Reaper in ''BadBoys 2''.

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* A drunk chap called himself the Russian Grim Reaper in ''BadBoys 2''.''Film/BadBoysII''.
29th May '17 1:50:12 PM Dramatic
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* The Bratva is one of the street gangs in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'', depicted as stereotypical tracksuit wearing ''gopniki''.

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* The Bratva is one of the street gangs in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'', depicted as stereotypical tracksuit wearing ''gopniki''. They also have elements of [[KosherNostra Jewish gangsters]], which puts them in conflict with the white supremacist [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Sons of Ragnarok]].
16th May '17 9:48:19 AM nombretomado
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While mobsters existed in TsaristRussia and the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] (a lot of people in TheGulag were actual criminals by objective standards), they really exploded with the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was widespread unemployment, [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets many ex-military men]] and others with [[FormerRegimePersonnel the right skill-set for this sort of thing, but no work]]. Old KGB men and lots of abandoned military hardware quickly found themselves both with new homes. Note that before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, it was kinda taboo in The Mafiya to accept people who once wore uniforms and shoulderboards of any kind. After WWII, when the majority of Soviet male population (including the crooks) served in the Red Army, it even caused a major internal conflict in {{the gulag}}s, called "Bitch Wars" (Сучьи войны ''Suchyi voyny''), when the ''vory v zakone'' refused to welcome back their former peers who fought in the war. But, after the USSR fell, this restriction became mostly obsolete--even mobsters with rules are still mobsters and won't turn down a golden opportunity to make money.

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While mobsters existed in TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia and the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] (a lot of people in TheGulag were actual criminals by objective standards), they really exploded with the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was widespread unemployment, [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets many ex-military men]] and others with [[FormerRegimePersonnel the right skill-set for this sort of thing, but no work]]. Old KGB men and lots of abandoned military hardware quickly found themselves both with new homes. Note that before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, it was kinda taboo in The Mafiya to accept people who once wore uniforms and shoulderboards of any kind. After WWII, when the majority of Soviet male population (including the crooks) served in the Red Army, it even caused a major internal conflict in {{the gulag}}s, called "Bitch Wars" (Сучьи войны ''Suchyi voyny''), when the ''vory v zakone'' refused to welcome back their former peers who fought in the war. But, after the USSR fell, this restriction became mostly obsolete--even mobsters with rules are still mobsters and won't turn down a golden opportunity to make money.
5th May '17 8:59:02 AM Nick98
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* During the events of ''VideoGame/{{Wipeout}} Fusion'', Russia's government was overthrown by the nation's mafia, including anti-gravity racing team Qirex, which would be later bought by the syndicate-owned Tigron Enterprises. They would later on wreak havoc in the [=F9000=] and eventually lead to the downfall of AG racing because of numerous race-fixing scandals involving them blackmailing Overtel, which at the time owned the Anti-Gravity Racing Commission, into changing the rules to favor them. Their playable craft, the Bull-666, was a popular pick amongst players with its high top speed, great handling, decent acceleration and an extremely powerful Super Weapon in the form of the [[KillItWithIce Nitro Rocket]].
6th Apr '17 3:58:45 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' version of Colossus started off as a weapons dealer before joining the team.
26th Mar '17 10:03:14 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' dealt with a Mafiya boss who threatens Don's family in order to divert attention from his real plans, leading Don to kick Charlie off the case. It nearly works, except Charlie's brain refuses to stay off, and he eventually figures out the boss's plan, culminating in a rather complicated scheme to nab him. As in many depictions, the boss is portrayed as vicious and brutal. One character provides the following line:

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* An episode of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' dealt with a Mafiya boss who threatens Don's family in order to divert attention from his real plans, leading Don to kick Charlie off the case. It nearly works, except Charlie's brain refuses to stay off, and he eventually figures out the boss's plan, culminating in a rather complicated scheme to nab him. As in many depictions, the boss is portrayed as vicious and brutal. One character provides the following line:
13th Mar '17 8:08:29 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' has the Ranskahov brothers, who operated as capos in Moscow and later moved to Hell's Kitchen, using a taxi company as their front. There's also their rival Prohaska, who also has a front taxi company until he's killed in an assassination arranged by Wilson Fisk. Vladimir and Anatoly are both the first of Hell's Kitchen's organized crime syndicate's targeted by Matt Murdock and the first to openly express discontent with Fisk's leadership.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' has the Ranskahov brothers, Vladimir and Anatoly Ranskahov, who operated as capos in Moscow and later moved relocated to Hell's Kitchen, New York City, using a taxi company as their front. There's also their rival Prohaska, who also has a front taxi company until he's killed in an assassination arranged by Wilson Fisk. Vladimir and Anatoly are both the first of Hell's Kitchen's organized crime syndicate's syndicate targeted by Matt Murdock and the first to openly express discontent with Fisk's leadership.leadership. [[OffWithHisHead Which doesn't end well for Anatoly]] [[DisproportionateRetribution or Vladimir]].
5th Mar '17 1:17:47 AM reub2000
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* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'' gives us the Bratva. The third episode reveals that Ollie somehow has the rank of ''captain'' (tattoos and all). As revealed in "Vertigo", he apparently saved the life of Anatoli Knyazev (who in the DCU is the [=KGBeast=]).

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* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'' gives us the Bratva. The third episode reveals that Ollie somehow has the rank of ''captain'' (tattoos and all). As revealed in "Vertigo", he apparently saved the life of Anatoli Knyazev (who in the DCU is the [=KGBeast=]). Flashbacks in season 5 show how Oliver became involved with the Bratva.
1st Mar '17 3:20:14 PM Dravencour
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* Ivan Checkov and the Russian mob dudes from ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.

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* Ivan Checkov and the Russian mob dudes from ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. They're led by Yuri Petrova, who gets offed along with his underbosses when the Saints drop in on them at Copley Plaza.



* The 1988 Creator/WalterHill film ''Film/RedHeat''.

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* The 1988 Creator/WalterHill film ''Film/RedHeat''.''Film/RedHeat'' has Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/JamesBelushi taking on a Russian mobster who escaped the Soviet Union and came to America.



%%* ''Film/{{Brother}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Brother}}''* ''Film/{{Brother}}'' is a Russian crime film about a young man who is seeking his brother, who has become a hitman under Russian mob boss "Roundhead".
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