Federico Varese

Federico Varese’s new book, The Russian Mafia, will appear in March. He teaches criminology at Oxford, and is fellow of Linacre College.

Berlusconi’s underworld connections

Federico Varese, 6 January 2005

A short film directed by Pasolini in 1966, La Terra Vista dalla Luna, opens with a caption printed over a fixed image: ‘Seen from the moon, this movie . . . is nothing and has not been created by anybody . . . But since we are on planet earth, it might be better to let you know that it is a fable written by Pier Paolo Pasolini.’ It is a fable about the power of...

‘Mafias on the Move’

Misha Glenny, 30 June 2011

Robert Friedman’s Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America came out in 2000. Two years before that, in June 1998, he received a phone call from Mike McCall, an FBI agent. McCall...

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