Krysha

Krysha

A Russian word meaning roof. It became a common term for protection money in Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Traditional cameras reduce three dimensional qualities and can actually distort someone's appearance by widening the nose for example or making someone look unnatural," said Wondershare Senior Corporate Brand Manager, Krysha Nair.
Last month Gareth, with a lot of help from Mark McCarthy and Krysha Greenwood, held a charity rugby match between Greetland All-Rounders and Elland Exiles, raising PS1,072 which helped surpass the PS4,000 target.
Criminal elements enjoy a krysha (a term from the criminal/mafia world literally meaning 'roof' or protection) that runs through the police, the Federal Security Service (FSB), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), and the prosecutor's office, as well as throughout the Moscow city government bureaucracy.
However, I was concerned about what might happen if we lost the krysha (protection).
Krysha Witherspoon of South Eugene had 12 points and Sami Pitts of Marist added 11 for the White.
More generally, Russian managers can write off unpaid debts, try to enforce them through ineffective courts, or engage their krysha ([RUSSIAN TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Russian for "roof," a slang term for Mafia protection) to collect the bill.
Known in Russian as krysha, or a "roof," the term in its present meaning did not exist in the USSR for the simple reason that there was no need for non-state (private) protection at that time in the country.
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According to a 1996 article in the French newsmagazine Le Point: "More than 5,000 gangs are reportedly at work in Russia providing krysha, protection, not only to retailers, restaurants, and markets, but also to more than 70% of private businesses.
Krysha Walsh: Culinary Arts Instructor Appreciation Award; Excellence in English
Mohammed Suleman swore at receptionist Krysha Greenwood after he failed to produce any proof that was entitled to free dental treatment.
Former McDonald's worker Bryan was plucked from obscurity to join Westlife and had a reported torrid one night stand with barmaid Krysha Dylan.