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    Вор в законе

    Can someone give me the meaning of

    Вор в законе.

    (btw - Let me know if a context is neecessary to establish meaning)

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    Re: Вор в законе

    Quote Originally Posted by майк
    Can someone give me the meaning of

    Вор в законе.

    (btw - Let me know if a context is neecessary to establish meaning)
    ВОР В ЗАКОНЕ - воp, пpизнанный дpугими воpами
    from Dictionary of Russian Slang

    a member of mafia (not necessarily a godfather)

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    Re: Вор в законе

    Quote Originally Posted by майк
    Can someone give me the meaning of
    Вор в законе.
    As I know, it's a thief who is respected by outlaws. "Вор в законе" has to respect thief's law. There is another word for them who breake the thief's law "безпредельщики".
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    "Воры в законе" (literally "Thieves in law") -- some kind of "criminal aristocracy" in former Soviet Union. They are approved leaders of the criminal underworld, having serious power and influence in it (although now they are not so influental as in Soviet time).

    If you're interested in this subject, there is a lot of Internet resources. My favorite is http://www.bratok.com.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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