Russian Mafi: Porcelain

General Books LLC, 2010 - 44 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Thieves in law, Kengir uprising, Thief in law, 2010 Medicaid fraud, Vyacheslav Ivankov, Chechen mafia, Russian Business Network, Tambov Gang, Russian Bratva Structure, Solntsevskaya Bratva, ShadowCrew, Leo Kuvayev, Tariel Oniani, Icelandic outvasion, Aslan Usoyan, Fenya, The Mark of Cain, Bitch Wars, Evsei Agron, Izmaylovskaya gang, Otari Kvantrishvili, Orekhovskaya gang, Potato Bag Gang, Zakhar Kalashov, Lyubery, Vladimir Podatev, Nevsky. Excerpt: The Kengir uprising was a prisoner uprising that took place in the Soviet prison labor camp Kengir in May and June 1954. Its duration and intensity distinguished it from other Gulag uprisings in the same period (see Vorkuta uprising). After the murder of some of their fellow prisoners by guards, Kengir inmates launched a rebellion and proceeded to seize the entire camp compound, holding it for weeks and creating a period of freedom for themselves unique in the history of the Gulag. Following a rare alliance between the criminals and political prisoners, the prisoners succeeded in forcing the guards and camp administration to flee the camp and effectively quarantine it from the outside. The prisoners thereafter set up intricate defenses to prevent the incursion of the authorities into their newly won territory. This situation lasted for an unprecedented length of time and gave rise to a panoply of colorful and novel activity, including the democratic formation of a provisional government by the prisoners, prisoner marriages, the creation of indigenous religious ceremonies, a brief flowering of art and culture, and the waging of a large, relatively complex propaganda campaign against the erstwhile authorities. After 40 days of freedom within the camp walls, intermittent negotiation, and mutual preparation for violent conflict, the uprising was suppressed by Soviet armed for...

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