Interview with Vladimir Ross

- Are you rich?
-Many As of image touch-up embellish its state millions, at a time when they themselves a penny in his pocket. I'm not one of those and not from others. I am an ordinary man who tries every day to write something. But millions of this does not add up. Millions were so splyli after steep showdown. In the law-abiding ass and sofa bill does not fly. And I have nothing to hide, money is money. "Dry" times after the collapse of the Union have launched more than one state. And imagine - four people flooded the streets of Odessa Tiraspol cheap alcohol.
-This During the time of the Transnistrian war?
-Voyna War, people, people. Where it was impossible to slip, agreed. For a box of cognac our small caravan lengthened by 15 meters, two BTR-80. Good guys. The problem was one - in bits and pieces included 400 liters solarium. In those times..
-And Yet, you find yourself behind bars ...
-You Know, it does not matter what happens to us. Are you ready for this? - Is the basis of life stability, and probably survival. It is important to understand, life goes on. always. Even near the ventilator, as anyone lucky. Because the most important thing-desire. Then neither time nor place, nor the circumstances are irrelevant. There is only what you want.
-And You want to write?
-If You want, yes. It was an outlet. Output for active man, whose time shamelessly flees when the loss becomes conscious not so painful. Do not smile, but the understanding of the power of art came in drafting appeals, protests and petitions ...
-It Was also a business?
Hmm ... it was getting to know people, about a meeting that I have never regretted. Consider it a successful investment. Then ... thoroughly imbued air prison, you understand that completely belong to this environment, and if you write something that you it surprises, delights, worries ... I will not hide, creative impetus came after a meeting and a conversation with the thief. The concept of absolute spravedlivosti- it, you know, encouraging a minimum. This legendary figure.
-Kriminalnaya Ethics lets you know his name?
-I think yes. The name must always be. Even match, transferred to a punishment cell has a name-the name of the person who gave it to you. Prototype my hero Crystal - a student of the late Thief Thief-Vasey Korzh Lera Sumy. After the publication of my first work, rather, I think now, a controversial nominee for a prestigious literary contest, "kotsnula" chamber door - and, like a pistol click hear - "He who zhigan Lemon, here?" And in the hands of my book. Yes, - I say - it's me. - What are you, and even zhigan, dear things without respect write. The thief and all the thieves', with capital letters, to see far was written. And if they ask for the mistake, not you afraid? I was taken aback. And he, suppressing a smile, holding out his hand - I know, I have proof of publishing their concepts. Do more, I can help ....
-Sorry, Lemon under that name you know it? Is not this the character of the song Mihaila Kruga?
Well ... who knows? His consent I do not give. You know, there are songs that people sing, and there are people who sing songs. Z of the second. Soon I was given a few packs of Thief deficient in areas of the paper. I got freedom of movement outside the walls of the chamber and unlimited communication with him. It was he who introduced me to a narrow circle of authors organized a meeting with Lenya Monchinsky, co-author of Vysotsky on "Black Candles", introduced with Barbakaroy ... As the highest instance truth Leray carried on his reading of the manuscript of "punks". Long silence - and vdrug- "The thief said, would build a thieves' position. His get along. "The subtlety? For example, since a nuance. It seems a trifle, but it is the light shade of the game, which features a real from a fake stone. Truth from falsehood. Thus was born the "Clean nuanced" or "Russian Mafia" in the new edition of a book about thieving. Due to the success of this book, then-and dubious fame and I spent ten of the fifteen.
-You Have stayed ten years out of fifteen. This book has helped you?
Yes, in certain circles, it was a success.
What Did you do then?
Themes Same things and always. He earned. Please carefully - market director, managing the construction company. Finally I consulted on risk issues in the field of Internet - sales. Now this is a very broad topic for the activity. different schemes, but the essence is always the same. How many do you think there is a house on the Rublevka?
I think three million dollars, no less
Well ... can complicate. The issue consists of a successful sale of your ideas about things and the interest that it causes other people. Price per se is not always a major factor in the efficiency of the transaction. Confidence about basic argument, which allows to push any boundaries. And if there is no one who wants to buy it, and, say ten? Is it possible to make the price has increased tenfold?
No, i guess. This region of paradoxes.
There Where trick meets benefits, everything is possible. Look.
The easiest way - the network. Runs resource by type Landing page or a promotional website at superdvizhke. Unwinds. Moreover, all employees of the company's ordinary people, and it does not occur to the scale of the crime, in which they are involved. On the face of the company as a company with a staff, symbols, scripts for management of incoming calls and rebuilt telephony with banks partners of the contract, the good attributes, prestigious location with access control, and pre-recorded on the transaction, and other elements of corporate identity. Assume that the company starts to trade cars arrested. Accordingly, the price of cars below the market by 25-35 percent. Statistics from 300 clients and above. And it is growing as marketers have built up great content and updating other Labuda reviews and promotions. Machines can not show, because they are to remove encumbrances alleged on the closed special parking. You want to buy pay full price. But alas, the car will get 45-60 days. And people believe. All considered, if the network company has been more than a year, so everything is fine. As a result, the first month sold 10 cars, the second is 39, and the third 130, at bargain prices figures may be higher. Suitable period of return cars and no car. And I feel sorry for those people who believe the promises and do not go to claim their money in expectation of a miracle. When a client is already on the brink, but until then the buyer comes achieved impressive numbers of 500 or more cars, some of the first from the list can still return the money to increase the revenue side. They leave the unit, there are dozens ... As in Russia like a freebie! You can not even imagine. People are willing to be silent and wait, and only think of a reason that the previous owner has resumed the trial is not difficult.
-Cars I understand no one sees?
Their and was not at all. A company listed on any maiden or a young man who in an emphasis did not hear about anything like that. And what is most distressing is the fact that legal. shall be liable to its authorized capital. Such lzhefarmazony even courts are not afraid. Because if the case comes to court and, in this country, they are clearly no one will find
And then on to be? And then from the agreement with the banks?
God with you. Today, the network can get any print, passport, documents of any category. And people came. They just lit - hard and rough. And the factor of "no" makes them even more docile creatures. They are prepared to wait and wait. Now count. Each car worth at least 600 thousand, and it is for the more expensive models. Here you have a hundred million divorce three months. Typically, creators of such circuits is not limited to a hundred million. Give them 150 or more. With the kind of money they are hoping to buy their freedom, citizenship of other countries and a luxurious life.
You In the "Russian mafia" wrote about such schemes?
I wrote it about criminals and thieves. There are interesting moments of exquisite deception. Schemes are actually very much. You remember the story of the new iPhones, when the company took a small percentage of the cost of the phone, but even in this case, have managed to collect more than fifty million rubles for three months. I can show you a couple living in a network of sites that will soon disappear with amounts close to hundreds of millions. It has long been thought blogging on this topic, but kept putting it off. I could not decide in which format - in blog format or glossy magazine. Who I decided, or rather helped friends advised to open the magazine.
There I begin the story of the deception, veiled under the salary. Psychology is based on the fact that a man should be ashamed to claim lost a few hundred rubles, but the scale of what, my dear. If in real life scammers face with people personally, and it is for isolated cases, the network under the ingenious tricks lzhefinansistov across millions. And it is very difficult to actually identify the product that really deserves attention. I will try to test the most brazen, and then make his report with recommendations for people.
-Vladimir, Why do you hide your face?
The Lord, who enrich themselves at the expense of ordinary people are very influential patrons of the government and I do not want to butt heads with any of them, I'm not Robin Hood. And then lit up, I will not be able to ingratiate himself with the authors scams that promise quick money people. Do not deny it, there are really smart products. Just very few of them. On this occasion, I like it wrote the following lines:

Kohl see that not escape the deadly fighting,
Remember: "dead lion fools live dog ..."
So immortality banal recipe is simple:
Life extends the time tail between its legs.
-What Are the challenges you are now worried about?
The problem of translation work, especially the "Russian Mafia" in other languages. The Russian book market is limited and all sorts of stuff packed, people in the regions are no longer read. Read only Muscovites and Petersburgers, and then only to pass the time in the subway, and if we are talking about a major work, for example on pages 400-500, the patience and the desire to tighten itself in prose for a week there. It is easier to be distracted by toys tank type. I want to go to Western audiences.
Are you rich Vladimir?
“Many so make themselves out in this fashion, embellishing on an estate worth millions, while they themselves remain penniless. I am not one of them, not do I come from another. I am just an ordinary man, who tries every day, to write something. But the millions from this do not add up. Millions were so spilled after the crashes of the ‘90’s. Between the law abiding bums, and the sofa bills, it is not going to fly. I have nothing to hide – money is money. The “dry” times after the collapse of the Soviet Union launched more than one bankroll. And think about this – four people flooded the streets of Odessa with cheap Tiraspol alcohol.
Was this at the time of the Trans-Dniester war?
War is war, people are people. It was impossible to overlook, agreed. For a box of cognac our little caravan lengthened itself by 15 meters, two BTR-80’s. Good guys. Sometimes those bits and pieces were complimented by 400 liters of diesel fuel. In those times…
So you were in prison?
You know that, and it does not matter what happens to us. Are you ready for this? Here is the basis of a stable life, and probably survival. It is important to understand - life goes on. Always! Even near the grave – we are as anyone lucky. Because the most important thing, is the desire to live. When that is realized, then neither time nor place, nor the circumstances are irrelevant. There is only what you want.
And you wanted to write?
Yes. It was an outlet. An output for an active man, whose time shamelessly fled when the loss became conscious, it was not so painful. Do not laugh, but the understanding the power of the written word came in drafting appeals, protests and petitions ...
It was also a business?
Hmm ... It was getting to know people, about meetings that I have never regretted. Consider it a successful investment. Then ... soaked through by prison air, you understand that you completely belong to this environment, and if you write something that surprises, delights, worries you... I will not hide, the creative impetus came after a meeting and a conversation with a thief. The concept of absolute justice - it is, as you know, encouraging a minimum. This legendary figure.
Does criminal etiquette allow you to know his name?
I think yes. A name must always be there. Even a match, transferred to a punishment cell has a name, the name of the person who gave it to you. The prototype of the hero Crystal from my novel Mafia, a student of the late kingpin Vasyli Korsch, a leer pickpocket. After the publication of my first work, I think now, it is a rather controversial nominee for a prestigious literary contest, an armed guard opened the cell door - and, like the click of pistol, I hear - "Who here is the scoundrel Lemon?" And with the book in my hands. “Yes,” I say, “it's me.” “What are you, still a scoundrel, who holds things without respect, you write.” The Thief and All Thieves', written with capital letters, so it could be seen from afar. “Are you not afraid they will ask about mistakes?” I was taken aback. And he, suppressing a smile, holding out his hand, “I know, I have proof of publishing their ideas. I'll help with what to do next ...”
“I’m sorry, Lemon, this is the name they knew you by? Isn’t that the character from the song Circle?”
Well ... who is to say now? I was not given his consent. You know, there are songs that people sing, and there are people who sing songs. I am of the second. Soon, I was given Thief in a few deficient packs of in of the paper. In Russian prisons, paper is a form currency or payment in addition to tea, cigarettes and money. I got freedom of movement outside the walls of the chamber and unlimited communication with Leroy. It was he who introduced me to a small circle of authors and has organized a meeting with Lenya Monchinsky and co-author Vladimir Vysotsky on "Black Candles.” Introduced with his brother thieves. As the highest instance of truth Leroy carried on reading his manuscript of "Punks". He was silent for a long time, “Friend, the thief would not say - to build a thieves' position. It would not work with him." Subtlety? For example, such as a nuance. It seems a trifle, but it is the lightest shade of the game, which distinguishes a real stone from a fake stone. Truth from falsehood. Thus was born the name of the book on the etiquette of thieves, "Clean Nuances" in the Russian edition and the "Russian Mafia" in the American version. Due to the success of this book I gained dubious fame in just five years.
So the book has helped you?
In certain circles it was a success, not only among criminals. I remember a time when generals and prosecutors were stopped for autographs.
What did you do next?
The same as always. Earned it. Pay close attention please to the market director, managing a construction company. And managed such things, nut not mine. He consulted on risk issues in the field of Internet fraud. Now this is a very broad topic for focus. There are different schemes, but the essence is always the same. How much do you think your house is worth?
I think no less than three million dollars.
Well…it can be more complicated than that. The issue consists of a successful sale of your ideas about things and the interest that it causes other people. The price, for example, is not always the main factor in the effectiveness of the transaction. Trust, that's basic argument, which allows you to push all sorts of boundaries. And what if there is no one who wants to buy a house? Is it possible to make the price increase tenfold?
No, I guess not. This is a region of paradoxes.
Where cunning meets benefits, everything is possible. Look there.
The easiest way is the network. Resources run by typing on a web page. Then it unwinds. Moreover, all of the company’s employees, are ordinary people, and they do not realize the scale of the crime, in which they are involved. On the face of the company, the company has a staff, symbols, scripts for management of incoming calls, and direct communication with bank partners of the contract. Along with good attributes such as a prestigious location with controlled access, and pre-recorded message on the transaction, and other elements of corporate identity. Assume that the company starts to trade seized cars. Accordingly, the price of cars is below the market by 25-35 percent. These are statistics from more than 300 clients. And it is growing as marketers have built up great content by updating other nonsense reviews and promotions. The cars cannot be shown, because they are to allegedly moved as encumbrances on the closed parking. You want to pay full price. But alas, the car will get 45-60 days. And people believe it. All things considered, if the company is on the Internet for more than a year, everything is fine. As a result, the first month sold 10 cars, the second is 39, and the third 130, at bargain prices but the figures may be higher. No car has a suitable period of return on cars. And I feel sorry for those people who believe the promises and go to claim their money in expectation of a miracle. When a client is already on the brink, but until then the buyer achieves impressive numbers of 500 or more cars, some of the first from the list can still return the money to increase the revenue side. They leave a single unit, but there are dozens ... As if Russia is a freebie! You cannot even imagine. People are willing to be silent and wait, and only think of a reason that the former owner of the car contested the arrest and the trial resumes without difficulty.
And I understand no one gets to see the cars?
That's right. And it was not at all theirs. A company advertising to any maiden or a young man who in an emphasis did not hear about anything like that. And what is most distressing is the fact that this is legal. Shall it be liable to its authorized capital. Such swine are not even afraid of the courts. Because if the case comes to court, in this country, no one will find a clear solution.
And then from there? From the agreement with the banks?
God be with you. Today, the network can get printed any passport or documents of any category. And people swarm to it. They simply "dissolve in the loot," hard and rough. And the factor of "no" makes them even more docile creatures. They are prepared to wait and wait. Now do the math. Each car is worth at least 600 thousand, and that is not even for the expensive models. Here you have a hundred million separated within three months. Typically, creators of such circuits are not limited to a hundred million. Give them 150 or more. With that kind of money, they are hoping to buy their freedom, citizenship of other countries, and a luxurious life.
You wrote about such schemes in “Russian Mafia?
I wrote it about criminals and thieves. It was written about the interesting moments of exquisite deception. Schemes that work very much on their own. Take for example the story of the new iPhones, when the company took a pre-order for a small percentage of the cost of the phone, but even in this case, they have managed to collect more than fifty million rubles over three months. I can show you a couple living in a network of sites that will soon disappear with amounts close to hundreds of millions. I did not have time to write about the deception, veiled under the salary. Here it is necessary to abandon the fiction and to write an entirely new psychology, built on the fact that a person ashamed to claim the loss of a few hundred rubles, but by what is this measured, my dear. If in real life scammers faced people personally, and it happens in isolated cases, that the network is under the ingenious tricks of crooked financial advisors affecting millions
Vladimir why have you been hiding your face for so long?
The generals resorted to tracking my every step as a writer. So I almost did not publish in Russia. The influential gentlemen and authorities do not like criticism, or the truth about the crime, which I am writing. I do not want to create problems. My essays against some police hacks resulted in open confrontation. I admit, I'm not Robin Hood. Let the heroes of my stories be above me. Do not judge me. I once wrote:
Kohl see that none escape the deadly fighting,
Remember: "A dead lion fools a live dog ..."
So the banal recipe for immortality is simple:
Life extends to time with tail between its legs.
What issues do you care most about right now?
The problem of translating the work, especially the "Russian Mafia" into English. The Russian book market is limited and packed with all sorts of nonsense, people in the regions no longer read stories such as these. They read only Muscovites and Petersburgers, and then only to pass the time in the subway, and if we are talking about a major work, for example one 400-500 pages long, there is no patience or desire to focus oneself in prose work for a week. It is easier to be distracted by tank type toys. I want to expand to Western audiences. I hope to be heard in the West. I am not Nabokov or Dovlatov, I am Vladimir Ross and I am sure I have something to tell you dear readers.
Published 2016-10-23.
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