Russian photographer Evgen Knodakov has a collection of photos of supposed 1990s Russian criminals spending their leisure time. He doesn’t disclose his connection to the group rather that he was somehow very close to some of them. Many of the people on the photos are already dead – killed in the 1990s in criminal wars.
Some people’s cars got blown up.
Rigorous sports training was a part of the routine of those people
As well as big parties. Wearing all black is still considered a sign of being close to the criminal underworld in Russia.
The dead bosses were having large memorials installed in the cemeteries by their successors
Women were also a big part of the life of these people
And of course, lots of vodka
Some were traveling abroad to enjoy the benefits of foreign life
They still look menacing, even after 20 years has passed.
This is something new – dining tables in a theater to watch a boxing match – that’s how Russia was in the 1990s – it’s not possible now.
Also every mafia boss had a mobile phone
And a luxury car
Commemorating the memory of their already dead colleagues
Enjoying luxury lifestyles as long as they could
And training again.
During police raids women that were with criminals were arrested, too