The Contract and the Services

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780198297369
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600272 | DOI:
The Contract and the Services

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A variety of actors operate in the market for protection in Russia, and in order to establish how they interact with each other and with their clients/victims, Chs 4 and 5 present an in-depth study of a particular Russian setting: the city of Perm, in the Ural region. Having established the need for protection and investigated the sources of protection in Ch. 4, Ch. 5 looks at protection contracts and the services that criminal protectors are able to offer. It offers a glimpse of who is more likely to escape the grips of criminal protection and obtain state protection. The data used are based mostly on evidence from interviews with (among others) small kiosk owners, businessmen, and private individuals that were carried out in 1994–95, and between 1996 and 1999.

Keywords: businessmen; criminal protectors; kiosk owners; Perm; private individuals; private protection; protection; protection contracts; Russia; state protection

Chapter.  8409 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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