Russian police battle to enforce draconian anti-gambling laws
Expats running makeshift poker rooms and casinos from expensive apartments are just one of the many enforcement problems encountered by Russian police in attempting to enforce the blanket bans on gambling in Russian cities imposed by President Vladimir Putin in July last year.
In a typical case, the Moscow Times newspaper reports that a Brit, who […]
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