- This article is about the Russian Mafia featured in GTA San Andreas. For other Russian gangs, see Russian Mafia.
Members of the Russian Mafia, as seen in GTA San Andreas.
|Games:||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Type:||Russian organized crime syndicate|
|Enemies:||Grove Street Families|
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The Russian Mafia is a gang featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Events of GTA San Andreas
The Russian Mafia is one of the gangs affiliated with C.R.A.S.H. and Big Smoke, alongside the Ballas, Los Santos Vagos, and the San Fierro Rifa. Compare to the other gangs in the 'league', the Russian Mafia is a more 'secondary' gang in the partnership, acting more as a support than an official member.
With the gang's arrival to Los Santos, they claim Atrium for themselves. They are later attacked at their territory by Big Smoke (then still a member of GSF) and Carl Johnson. They are also attacked by the later during a deal with the Ballas, during which they are dressed like mechanics. Both the Russians and the Ballas fail to stop Johnson from ruining the meeting.
They make a final appearance at Big Smoke's Crack Palace, attempting to protect Big Smoke and eliminate Carl Johnson. Ultimately, the Russians, alongside the other gangs, are defeated.
- The Russian Mafia, along with the Yakuza and the Zaibatsu Corporation, are the only three gangs from the 2D Universe to also exist in the 3D Universe. However, the Russian Mafia are the only one of the three that are neither seen (i.e. Yakuza) nor mentioned (i.e. Zaibatsu) in Grand Theft Auto III.