New legislation submitted to parliament by President Vladimir Putin toughens responsibility for organising and leading criminal syndicates. Photo: AP

Russia’s feared mafia leaders in ‘shock’ as Vladimir Putin shows who’s boss

  • Russia’s mob bosses have been able to avoid prosecution by limiting their direct involvement in criminal acts
  • But change in law will make being in charge of a criminal organisation enough to convict them
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New legislation submitted to parliament by President Vladimir Putin toughens responsibility for organising and leading criminal syndicates. Photo: AP
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