In March 2016 a car explodes in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The driver, a convicted drug dealer, is immediately dead. It quickly becomes clear that this was not an accident. The car bombing was planned. It was an act of revenge by a competitor in the highly competitive drug market, who immediately after the crime set off for Russia. A detonated car bomb in the middle of Berlin makes the media speculate wildly. They speak of organized crime, more precisely of the Russian mafia, the so-called “thieves in law”. The fact is that the criminal elite from Russia controls Russian-Eurasian organized crime in Germany, which causes damage running into the billions every year. But who are these “thieves in law” anyway?