The old coal mining adage that ‘I owe my soul towards the company shop’ has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing ‘village’ in Moscow, replete with a casino that is equally illegal. The underground city which held 200 Asian employees held captive against their will was found by police in just one more raid, one of hundreds to occur throughout Russia; a country where gambling, like vodka, appears to maintain the genes (not forgetting, jeans).
Just Say Nyet to Gambling
Massive police raids of the country’s underground (not always literally) casinos have resulted in some 662 shutdowns up to now, 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 lot of booze in most. Your livers will thank you later on, Russkies.
The casino cloud that is prohibition-style hangs over Russia started right back in summer of 2009; that’s when gambling in all but four notably hard-to-access designated gambling regions had been pronounced as illegal gambling areas. (We’re pretty sure booze isn’t illegal anywhere there, but possibly nothing short of ethyl alcohol will give their jaded livers a jolt anymore).
Hey Big Spender
And while Russia’s average-guy take house pay just below $21,000 is below the normal American’s