Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian mafia bosses with close government connections grew immensely rich. In those chaotic post-Soviet years, the ones that enjoyed tremendous wealth started killing to preserve their riches and to guard their turf. The graveyards in Russia’s most violent gangster zones have special areas reserved for fallen mobsters. Their final resting place is marked with showy marble tombstones, each one intricately engraved to depict the deceased in a variety of poses looking tough, or relaxed: whether they’re straddling expensive cars, enjoying fine wine or posing in their favorite leather jacket. The headstones can range from gaudy and extravagant to downright bizarre and tasteless. Check them out below!
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14 thoughts on “The Crazy Gravestones of Russian Mafia”
Do they bury their cars?!?
Such a healthy culture, Russia.
As long as they are dead, they can build all the monuments they want.
I pity the first one, he got so far before being shot to get only a Daewoo.
Are some of them buried in their cars?
If they had Walmarts in Russia, think of the awesome sadanduseless galleries we might get.
Fine tailoring clearly isn’t a thing with the Bratva.
This is consistent with traditional Russian attitudes toward death. Loved ones couldn’t afford to preserve the body for a century as has been done with Lenin.
Propaganda. Most Russian gravestones have a portrait of the deceased on them.
Hey, we’re just talking about the excessive gravestones of mafia members. Um…sorta says that upfront. It wasn’t a commentary on ALL Russian gravestones.
So, who gives a crap?
Hey! Is must to be respect! Is dead peoples should rest in pieces thank you very much! Nostrovia!
ashkenazi jewish mafia aka “russian” mafia.. khazarian scum