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Uralmash gang


Uralmash gang

The Uralmash gang (Russian: Уралмашевская группировка) is a Russian mafia crime syndicate based in the city of Yekaterinburg.

Founded in the late 1980s by a group of former sportsmen led by the Tsyganov brothers, the group consolidated control over several businesses in the city during the transition to a free market economy, including the famous Uralmash factory (from which the group got its name). The profits earned from racketeering went on to be reinvested in a number of legitimate businesses, expanding the group's reach.

During the 1990s, the Uralmash group was involved in a number of gang wars. One was an internal conflict, between the more traditional criminals who obeyed the judo).[1]

During the 1990s, the Uralmash was also involved in a

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[4] However, as late as the 2000s, members of the Uralmash were still engaged in criminal activity and racketeering, and most businesses in Yekaterinburg had to pay them protection money.[3]

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