No, not the Mafia. This is the Russian organized crime group that quickly rose up after the fall of Communism to control the newly free markets. The members were hardened in the gulag prisons, and once they were released, crime bosses had plenty of ex-KGB agents and unemployed soldiers to hire for muscle. The groups eventually organized under the leadership of Ukranian-born Semyon Mogilevich, boasting 300,000 members worldwide. In addition to the usual strong-arming and drug smuggling, the group is behind stock fraud and more white-collar activities. They’ve established a strong presence in the United States as well, especially New York and Florida.