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    Kind of a weird one, mainly on his childhood.

    When we went to fight, I remember, we had in our city this huge conflict. And we fought one inner-city suburb against another. We gathered, something like a thousand of us, and we fought against their thousand. We gathered on one huge, abandoned-building site, picked up sticks, basically anything that came to hand, rocks, and started fighting.

    We overturned cars, sometimes police cars. And that's not normal you know. It's youth. Basically, one of our friends was hurt by the kids in the neighboring suburb and then friends of friends and friends of their friends came, and that's how it eventually happened. Many people showed up. The authorities didn't know what to do with us, where to send us.


    Basically like in Russia, a long time ago. Fist fights on holidays and during celebrations. Men would drink, go outside, take their shirts off and then go fight each other in big groups. And straight after all go back to drinking again. Like real men used to do here. Gather, fight and then everything is fine again.

    Like I said, they never had time. Not for me. My mother was constantly suffering at work. I never saw my father. The streets brought us up. All these memories, everything that I am remembering of, I want to tell you about something happy, that I remember some happy moments, but there aren't any. They were times of change, hungry times, cold and I grew up on the streets.



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    Wow that is a grim interview. A Clockwork Orange meets The Gangs of New York. Not especially surprising, considering the Emelianenkos' icy demeanor and toughness, but very unfortunate nonetheless.
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    LOL - the whole thing came across as odd to me. How he doesn't talk to his old friends and how that's all they did.
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    Claudale, you should visit Stary Oskol and take some pictures of that sh!thole. Sounds like it would fit in well with your visitations of other rough areas.
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    I would love to do that. I have been to Russia (with my kids) and the Ukraine (before I had kids).

    I actually initially had my guys studying Russian hoping go all over with them, but I changed gears and now they study Spanish every day. Just more practical. Years from now, I may have them study Russian, but only after they know Spanish better.
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    I can almost bet that where those guys comes from, makes Kensington and Hrlem, East LA, etc. look like a country club, the kind that excludes minorities.

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    I agree with you on making it look like a country club-LOL
    I was in St. Petersburg and saw a fight where som eguy was talking alot of smack and this ther guy just walked over to him (did not say a word) bear hugged him with his arms trapped, carried him outside and held him against a car while his two friends took turns punching him. Not one person stopped them and no one stuck up for the guy. The three guys that beat up the one walked back in and started to drink again. Just like Aleks story. I was not sure what to do , but the guy hosting us told us to just relax, and that nobody will mess with us, just keep cool. Straight Russian Mafia stuff.

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    That Eastern Promises, Mark of Cain stuff is spooky.
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    Awesome interview, this just makes me think back to the hilarious story from around the end of the year last year where Aleks beat up a bunch guys that were making passes at his girl in a bar.

    http://www.mmanews.com/other/Aleksan...-At-A-Bar.html

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