Leaked cable calls Russia virtual mafia state
According to the cable from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Grinda believes that Russia's Federal Security Service and military intelligence effectively control theRussian mafia.
The cable also says Grinda claims to have information that some Russian political parties work "hand in glove" with organized crime.
There was no official reaction Thursday from Russian authorities to the allegations.
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