The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul towards the company shop’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of a underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a similarly unlawful casino. The town that is underground held 200 Asian workers held captive against their will was found by authorities in yet another raid, one of hundreds to occur throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, appears to take the genes (not forgetting, jeans).
Just State Nyet to Gambling
Massive police raids of the nation’s underground (not always literally) casinos have resulted in some 662 shutdowns to date, while the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow workplace says that an ancillary special ops task force has slammed the doors on 4,747 bones which were providing moonshine that is illegal, to your tune of 31 a great deal of booze in all. Your livers will later thank you, Russkies.
The casino Prohibition-style cloud that hangs over Russia started back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four somewhat hard-to-access designated gambling regions were pronounced as illegal gambling zones. (We’re pretty booze that is suren’t unlawful anywhere there, but maybe nothing short of ethyl liquor will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
Hey Big Spender
And while Russia’s average-guy take home pay just under $21,000 is below the typical American’s ( even yet in post (more…)