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The Borisova Bratva Faction CK Clause: Those who associate with the faction may be CKd by leadership at any time if they fall under one of the below guidelines: 1) Provoking members of the faction/associating with the faction in illegal activities. 2) Betraying the faction through snitching, leaking information or stealing from higher ranking members. 3) Attracting unwanted attention by rival factions or Government Departments by actions that were not authorised by leadership. 4) Befriending/helping known enemies or rivals of the faction 5) Failure to heed ingame warnings from leadership/higher ranking members. Failure to comply to orders will atleast result in the character being expelled from the faction. History The Russian criminality can be traced back to Russia's imperial period, which began in the 1720s, in the form of banditry and thievery. Most of the population were peasants, in poverty at the time, and criminals who stole from government entities and divided profits among the people earned Robin Hood-like status, being viewed as protectors of the poor and becoming folk heroes. In time, the Vorovskoy Mir (Thieves' World) emerged as these criminals grouped and started their own code of conduct that was based on strict loyalty with one another and opposition against the government. When the Bolshevik Revolution came around in 1917, the Thieves' World was alive and active. Figures as Vladimir Lenin attempted to wipe them out, but failed, and the criminals survived into Joseph Stalin's reign. During Stalin's reign as ruler, millions of people were sent to the 'gulags' (Soviet labor camps), where powerful criminals worked their way up to become 'vorami v zakone' ("thieves-in-law"). These criminal elite often conveyed their status through complicated tattoos, symbols still used by Russian mobsters. When the USSR collapsed and a free market economy emerged, organized criminal groups began to take over Russia's economy, with many ex-KGB agents and veterans of the Afghan war offering their skills to the crime bosses. Gangster summit meetings had taken place in hotels and restaurants shortly before the Soviet's dissolution, so that top vory v zakone could agree on who would rule what, and set plans on how to take over the post-Communist states. It was agreed that Vyacheslav "Yaponchik" Ivankov would be sent to Brighton Beach in 1992, allegedly because he was killing too many people in Russia and also to take control of Russian organized crime in North America. Within a year, he built an international operation that included, but was not limited to, narcotics, money laundering and prostitution and made ties with the American Mafia and Colombian drug cartels, eventually extending to Vice City, Liberty City and made plans to expand into Los Santos. However, Ivankov's reign ended in June 1995 when a $3.5 million extortion attempt on two Russian businessmen ended in an Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB) arrest that resulted in a ten-year maximum security prison sentence. As the 21st century dawned, the Russian mafia remained after the death of Aslan Usoyan (who had replaced Ivankov) . New Mafia bosses sprang up, while imprisoned ones were yet to be released. Present Borisova Holdings Incorporated is believed to have been founded by one of these 'new' bosses, by the name of Alexander Borisov, in the early 2000's. With the Russian Mafia in America being left with a power vacuum due to the death of Aslan Usoyan, and the infighting that followed, it is believed Alexander Borisov had decided to pursue Ivankov's plan to expand into Los Santos in 2003. Alexander Borisov was shot and killed at a restaurant in Liberty City in late 2007 following shortly after the release of Ivankov (who is suspect to have played a part in the murder). Alexander Borisov's organization fell into ruin and his 'empire' collapsed all across the United States. Recently the name Borisov(a) surfaced again. A young woman named Dominika Borisova is said to be at the head of the organization, and is quickly moving in on the local (criminal) markets. OOC Goals Establishing and adequately portraying the Russian Mafia. Influencing other legal and criminal groups alike in the world of Owlgaming. Provide an oppertunity for both legal and criminal characters to participate in the grey area of society. Promote and engage in Faction Cooperation or Conflict, vying for dominance where they may. IC Goals Summarized; Get rich and powerful through a series of legal (Borisova Holdings Incorporated) and illegal (The Borisova Bratva) activities. Get money. Get power. OOC Rules: This faction has a zero tolerance policy on trolling and rule breaking, those found breaking server rules or trolling will be booted from the faction.
History: The Ramirez-Fernandez Familia Cartel, also known as Familia De Caribbean, is a criminal syndicate, namely, an cartel, that was founded in the early 1950s in El Salvador. The group was established by the late Ricardo Ramirez, Sofia Ramirez, and Jose Fernandez in there attempts to create a group to smuggle lucrative drugs and guns from Central America into the Caribbean Market. The North American Market was overcrowded with the Columbia Cartel Groups and Mexican cartel groups mostly controlling this area. However, Ricardo found opportunity in servicing drugs to the many islands inhabitants. He started out with small islands such as Grenada and worked his way up from there. Over the years, he made connections and allies with local inhabitants and criminal groups on Islands such as Jamaica and Puerto Rico. As his power grew, Ricardo finally expanded into the Island of them all, San Andreas. Over time, the Island of San Andreas became its key profit maker as the landscape and large mountains made it easy for drugs and guns to be smuggled in unnoticed and the rising population and city of Los Santos meant that this island in particular had the largest demand for the drugs and guns that the cartel was smuggling. On September 15th 2019, the cartel sent Gabriela Ramirez to the island to lay-low and essentially wait for the ‘green light’ to begin illicit operations and man-power to be sent in from the cartels. She waited out in the small town of Grapeseed before eventually relocating to the city where she settled in La Mesa, a Hispanic industrial town, and was given money to purchase a inconspicuous gas station. On February 13th, 2020, the cartel power finally arrived through a hoax fishing ship. It was none other than Quitoni Fernandez, the youngest and only son of the Fernandez family that had already made a reputation for excellent organization skills and street knowledge. Together, they finally begin operations slowly and carefully. Together, Gabriela Ramirez would handle the financial and organization side of the cartel. She would be in-charge of the legal fronts and making ‘dirty’ money look clean and inconspicuous to federal authorities. While, Quitoni Fernandez would handle the street level knowledge and disbursement of drugs and guns along and have the title as ‘El Diputado’. Our Goals and Motivations Our Cartel seeks to show a group of new-generation cartel leaders trying to make it and appease fictional leadership back in their respective families om El Salvador and Hondorus. We are not a 'violent' cartel. Violence is only used when needed. Our goal is more economic than illegal with force only being used to send a message for anyone that try to get in the way of the cartel and their respective allies. Our Activities: Cartel De Ramirez-Fernandez Familia engages heavily on the white-collar crimes as they use legal fronts to maintain a professional appearance with criminal intentions laying solely with higher management in these legal fronts. Our key activities are Money Laundering, Tax Fraud, Illegal Gambling, and Racketeering. We also are known for arms and drug trafficking and offer our services to any group that wants it for a cut in profits. Violence is only used as a last-ditch effort in the higher ranks of the cartel however may be utilized by the lower ranks and associate groups. Recruitment: Our cartel is looking for dedicated members to join us on this adventure! A prospective member should not be a 'super criminal' and should be specialized in one area while learning new skills from other members. We seek and emphasize character development. Therefore, we are actively recruiting both out-of-character and in-character. You may decide which one is best for you and try to join through those methods. We are also very interested in street-level or enforcer groups that are aligned with the cartel. If you would like to make your own underground faction, perhaps a faction that is a street level gang in Rancho, that has the benefits of financial assistance, guns, drugs, and security from the cartel then we can discuss this too through OOC recruitment as well! Send a message to @zoezoegigantic should you be interested. If you plan to join IC, we can also help you craft a character that would stand a good chance of being initiated in along with other tips. Faction Members, please send your screenshot album to @zoezoegigantic for review and approval before posting any. All posts are for entertainment only. You may not bring this material in-character unless you are actively in the roleplay of said screen.