The term Vory refers to Russian organized crime. In fact, the Russian mob calls itself "Vory v Zakone," which translates to "thieves following a codex" or "thieves inside of law."
Despite this, a lot of Europeans and Americans still call the Vory the "Russian Mafia".
The Vory is comprised of
- the Red Vory, which has strong connections to the government of Russian Republic, and
- the exiled White Vory in western Europe and otherwise outside the Rodina.
Both factions hate each other's but frequently have to work together, because a lot of the products (weapons, BTLs, chemical drugs, prostitutes, stolen artifacts and resources) sold by the White Vory come originally from the Red Vory in Eastern Europe.