Serious organised crime may account for half of Russia’s economy
World Finance speaks with Svetlana Stephenson, author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, on organised crime in Russia – and why gangsters there are so hard to spot
When we think of a gang, many of us will conjure up images of uneducated, violent young men living the shadows of society. But in Russia, gangsters are far more likely to be university-educated, with mainstream careers and aspirations.
Come back later for a full transcript of this video.