Russian Mafia Gravestones

Shortly after the Soviet Union was officially dissolved on December 26, 1991, Russia’s doors opened to private enterprise in an explosion of capitalist activity. Fresh money flowed in to the country. Since the Russian mafia and the Russian government were basically the same thing, the mob grew very rich, very quickly.

And when there’s new money flowing through the mafia, people start dying.

Now the only reminders of the gangsters that made up the Russian mobs in the 1990s are their tombstones. The men are sculpted standing in designer suits and leather jackets. That’s exactly what happens when idiots get to have loads of money.

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