Russian mafia abroad
Organized criminals from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, including those from Russia, quickly gained international distinction under the name of «red» or «Russian» mafia. It already competes head-to-head with criminal world of other countries and is successfully trying to cooperate with international mafia.
Spanish authorities requested to Moscow to assist them in delivering Viktor Kanaykin to the court. Kanaykin is the winner of the State Prize of Russian Federation and the CEO of the Spetsneftegaz non-governmental organization, the Gazprom’s longtime partner.
Until recently, Spain had all the conditions for safe and easy laundering of money obtained by criminal means. However, the country has decided to stop this practice under the influence of the European Union. Spanish courts have initiated dozens of criminal cases against some Russian citizens under money laundering.