Steven L Douglas
Action Research Project Proposal
The Games Russians Play:
What you need to know
To look back at my Russian business experiences from 1990 – 2000, they were anything but typical for an expatriate living a working in St. Petersburg. In thanks to a Russian partner I was introduced to the underworld of Russian business, more specifically the Mafia and occasional glimpses of deep-rooted corruption in the Russian Government. With no thanks to this Russian partner I was also introduced to transnational organized crime and honored with a memorable 8-hour interrogation by the KGB in February 1994.
A top lieutenant in the Russian Mafia Tombovsky Crime Family once told me the difference between a “GoodForeigner” and a “Bad Foreigner”. A good foreigner was what they called a foreign businessperson who came to…
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