The Crazy Gravestones of Russian Mafia

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!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

Russian mafia gravestones are insane!

If you enjoy galleries of Russian craziness, you should also check out creepy Russian playgrounds, school toilets in Russia, and Russian food tanks.

12 thoughts on “The Crazy Gravestones of Russian Mafia”

  1. If they had Walmarts in Russia, think of the awesome sadanduseless galleries we might get.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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