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POLICE: Ukraine’s Organized Crime Is an Enduring Soviet Legacy

Organized crime and an entrenched nomenklatura network persist in obstructing the path to privatization and reform in Ukraineby HEIKO PLEINES ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE FORMER Soviet republics is generally treated as a consequence of the post-communist transition to a market economy. But although mafias in Ukraine have expanded their activities in recent years, the transition […]