According to recent financial and business reporting from the American embassythat has been shared with the U.S. business community through the BISNIS online service, the krysha model is a key component of a significantpostcommunist development in Russia - the integration of the criminal and legaleconomies. In the days of the Soviet Union, everyone understood and made use ofthe "parallel market," the euphemism for black market, that supplied what thestate controlled economy could not. Today, the world of criminal enterprisesexists side by side--and sometimes overlaps--a legitimate Russian business.


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