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"You could kill me. That would be easy for you. But my Russian friends from Brighton Beach would have no qualms shooting up school yards and taking out whole families, Moscow style, if you did that. We make too much money together."
Rosalie Carbone to Luke Cage[src]

The Russian Mafia is a Russian criminal organization based in New York City.

History

Collaboration with Wilson Fisk

The Russian Mafia leaders Vladimir and Anatoly Ranskahov were recruited by Wilson Fisk to transport the Steel Serpent heroin produced by Madame Gao and deliver kidnapped people to human traffickers. During one of these operations to transport a group of young women, Turk Barrett and several russians were attacked by the man in the mask, who defeated mobsters and released the women.[1]

To entice the Masked Man, the Russians attacked a resident of Hell's Kitchen and kidnapped his son. They set up a false location for the Masked Man to follow, allowing them to attack him and beat him nearly to death. He escaped, so the Ranskahovs sent Semyon to find him. Semyon was captured and interrogated by the Masked Man, however. He went to the Troika Restaurant, where he beat all the Russian mobsters and saved the boy.[2]

After the assassination of Prohaszka, orchestrated by Fisk, the Ranshakovz acquired his taxi company Kitchen Cab and absorbed into Veles Taxi, their own front company.[3]

The Ranskahov brothers visited the hospitalized Semyon and gave him a shot of epinephrine. When he awoke, he informed them about Claire Temple as someone close to the Masked Man. They sent Sergei to her apartment and he kidnapped her. When they back at Veles Taxi Garage, Sergei began torturing Temple and demanding to know the location and identity of the Masked Man, but Temple continued to deny any knowledge of this. Before he could continue torturing Temple, Murdock came to the garage beaten up Sergei and all thugs and saved Temple. Vladimir and Anatoly returned to the garage and discovered the incident. Knowing their organization in danger, Anatoly chose to accept Fisk's offer for a buyout, despite Vladimir's reservations. However, Anatoly was killed by Fisk because he made him look bad in the eyes of Vanessa Marianna.[4] The next day, Vladimir was informed that russians found Anatoly. They brought hiss corpse into the room and inside his brother's jacket, they found the black mask. That leaded them to believe that the Masked Man was responsible for Anatoly's murder.

War with Fisk

Later, Vladimir learned from Turk Barrett that Fisk was responsible for Anatoly's death. He ordered his men to get all their weapons ready to go to war against their former ally. In turn, Fisk came to the conclussion that the russians had become too dangerous and he needed to get rid of them. Before Vladimir could call the rest of his men and they could leave, they spotted one of Gao's blind delivery men arriving in the warehouse. Several similar other men were sent by Fisk to the Russians' hideouts as unwilling suicide bombers, destroying the location and killing multiple gangsters.[5] Survivors were executed by corrupt police officers under Fisk's payroll. Eventually they managed to kill Vladimir.[6]

Return to Crime

Some time later, however, the Russian Mafia reorganized and resumed their criminal activitives. They renewed their cooperation with Madame Gao and agreed to move the Steel Serpent exclusively, which covered most of the Hand's actives of Lower Manhattan and New Jersey.[7] The Russians also began to collaborate with Rosalie Carbone and her own crime organization.[8]

Appearances

Appearances for Russian Mafia

In chronological order:

References