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Problems of Combating Organized Crime Discussed at the University Named After O.E. Kutafina

A scientific conference "Organized crime as a brake on socio-economic development." held at the University named after O.E. Kutafina on April 8.

The main moderator of the conference was Igor Matskevich, a very famous lawyer in Russia, professor, Head of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Executive Law at the University named after O.E. Kutafina, Honored Scientist, Honorary Worker of the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, President of the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists and Chief Secretary of the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Igor Matskevich


The Conference participants were greeted by Vice-President of the International Association of Prosecutors, Secretary of the Writers' Union of the Russian Federation Alexander Zvyagintsev, and Colonel General (three-star general), Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Fedorov.

Vladimir Ovchinsky, a well-known criminologist and political scientist, professor, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, made a welcome speech and an interesting scientific report, filled with new and creative ideas in the sphere against organized crime. Police General Ovchinsky headed the Russian Interpol, currently is the executive secretary of the working group on reforming the Russian police.

The Deputy Chairman of the International Union of Lawyers, Anatoly Peskov, made a greeting from our Union. He informed the participants of the scientific conference about the activities of the International Union of Lawyers and shared his vision of the problems associated with organized crime in Russia and the world. He suggested that the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists and the International Union of Lawyers will jointly coordinate activities for the organization of international criminological research and the fight against transnational crime.

Igor Matskevich, Vladimir Ovchinsky and Anatoly Peskov


A new large textbook “Problems of Combating Organized Crime” prepared by Igor Matskevich and Marina Koroleva, associate Professor of the Head of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Executive Law at the Kutafin University was presented at the conference.

There is no doubt that this highly relevant scientific work will be useful both to scientists, graduate students and students, and also to law enforcement officials, judges and prosecutors.



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