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How Do You Talk to a Russian Gangster?

Mark Galeotti— He was quite the most charming contract killer with whom one could imagine having a drink. But nonetheless, for all his cheerful Chechen twinkle, and the ritualised North Caucasus courtesy which meant we had to argue fiercely over the right to pay the bill, even though we both

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Ep. 60 – Russia’s Super Mafia

They have survived Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment, but who are the Vory?   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Spotify

Did DNA Really Prove the Identity of Jack the Ripper?

Paul Begg— If it seems too good to be true—it probably is. Over the last few days the newspapers and television have become very excited over a claim that DNA tests on a silk shawl of scarf had identified Jack the Ripper, the uncaught Victorian serial killer who murdered several

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