There were thieves in law, I couldn't before

Crime 13/02/20 there were thieves in law, I couldn’t before

Over time, any society will inevitably change. This fully applies to the criminal sphere. Thieves ‘ traditions, which originate in the distant postperovskite the time of Vanka-Cain, finally took shape in the concept is influenced by the famous gangster Yaponchik’s Bear. According to Alexander Gurov in the book “Professional criminality: past and present”, the caste of the criminal authorities, the thieves in the law — was formed in 30-ies of the last century. But since then (and the terms of those times) its representatives much ground. Because a lot of the things in the past, the thief would be with shame rasarnava, is now considered commonplace.

Women & family

For the real thief, family is his entourage: the same authority as he himself. The family and children, according to adhere to the concepts of “old” distract from core activities. In addition, through the close on the thief will easily be able to pressure government officials, law enforcement officers or competitors. In the event of death of the authority of the wife could disappear, and stored them in the common Fund. Yes, and the fact legitimize the relationship (marriage) in the criminal environment was considered saskura and was regarded not only as the cooperation with the authorities.

As said Mikhail Pashkin — one of the heads of Moscow trade Union of police officers — already at the turn of the 60-70-ies in the USSR, this rule ceased to operate. The relationship was informal but permanent life partner from the Soviet authorities already had. Today among those who call themselves thieves in law, almost no one admits the fact of family relations.

guys, don’t shoot each other…

Just above we talked about the danger of family relations because of the possibility of raids from bandits and competitors. But it was not always. The Soviet “Cheka” and “Nkvdshnik” Fedor Fomin in his book “notes of an old chekist” tells about an incident from the life of Teddy jap when he almost fainted at the sight of blood. As it turned out, of Odessa authority since childhood, couldn’t stand the pattern of violence. Hence in the thieves ‘ environment, the rule is not to take up arms, and certainly not to use them against each other.

But the law was forgotten the first: many representatives of the criminal environment with the arms participated in the great Patriotic war. In fact, and even violating a rule prohibiting cooperation with authorities. On the part of the authorities to adhere to thieves the law, criminals who have embarked on the path of correction, was considered to be spun. Radical views on the concept of thieves have become the cause of so-called “bitch war” that, with varying intensity, lasted until the 60s In the course of its “old” and “new” thieves actively cut and shot each other. Well, what unfolded in the ‘ 90s, everybody remembers…

Not concepts, but simply business

the journalist and the editor “” Eugene Vyshenkov says that a radical change in crime occurred in 1967, when one of the thieves ‘ meetings in Tambov “Old” authorities have actually resigned, and the change of them came ordinary criminals who had no case to thieves the law. With the collapse of the Union system is completely degraded and the rules does not. And the title of thief in law was just to buy. So, today a little more than 10% of the Russian thieves-in-law has earned her the title in accordance with the concepts, the rest just got it in exchange for money, power, services.

according to Yuri Latov (“Thieves in law” as subjects of the market of modernization in Russia”), thieves modern community far from the rules, traditions and hierarchy. Today it’s just market-bourgeois design, which allows you to successfully control some areas of the business, “gnawing” from their pieces fatter.

So if the answer to made in the title of the reply brief, we can say that today, the thieves in the law everything is possible — there are no rules anymore. Especially after the adoption in the spring of last year amendments to article 210 of the criminal code. Now the very fact of recognition like a thief in the law and participation in gatherings of thieves criminal faces up to 15 years. What here the concept of thieves? Just business!

Nicholas Syromyatnikov

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