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The Government and Bandits: Similarity and Difference in Theory and in Russian Practice

Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 2012. Vol. 12. No. 2. P. 129-136.

Liberal reforms of the 1990s in Russia were accompanied by the appearance and active growth of illegal violent structures. In 2000s yeas of illegal power structures practically disappeared. What brought them back to life and what were the reasons for their disappearance? Does their disappearance mean the victory of the government as a warranton of law and order and of contract law? What is the evolution of violent entrepreneurs in Russia?