Information on the protection available, upon return to Russia, to models who were allegedly forced by the Russian mafia to perform as table dancers in Canada [RUS14081]

Information specific to this topic is not currently available to the DIRB. However, for your information, please find attached two articles that provide information on corruption and organized crime in Russia. In addition, the information on authorities in the former Soviet republics provided in the attached Response to Information Request BYS13430 of 8 April 1993 may also be of some interest to you.


The Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa. 8 April 1993. Response to Information Request BYS13430.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 5 March 1993. Vol. 2, No. 10. RFE/RL Research Report. Victor Yasmann. "Corruption in Russia: A Threat to Democracy?," pp. 15-18.

The United Press International. 9 June 1992. BC Cycle. "Corruption is Rife in Russia, Police Chiefs Say." (NEXIS)