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The document, dating from February and made public in the massive WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables, summarizes comments made by Jose Grinda Gonzalez who specializes in organized crime.

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.

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