Friday's HOT MIC
I was in Moscow at the end of the U.S.S.R., and with the collapse of Soviet authority, one encountered hordes of gangsters in the nightclubs and other nocturnal hangouts where fat guys with guns and leggy Slavic young women held court. So perhaps it's worth making this point:
As the USSR broke up, the visible gangsters in Moscow were Georgians, Azeris, Armenians and other ethnics. Few Russians in "Russia mafia."
— Mícheál Breathnach (@dkahanerules) July 14, 2017
Real Russians never considered these folks "Russian" at all. But of course the American media does.