This paper discusses various adaptations and strategies developed by post-Soviet Russians in response to the failure of the police. It does so based on findings derived from an empirical study carried out by the author. A number of survival techniques utilised by citizens to compensate for dysfunctional policing is outlined, and dangers triggered by these coping strategies are highlighted.
Zernova, M. (2012). Coping with the failure of the police in post-Soviet Russia: findings from one empirical study. Police Practice and Research, 13(6), (474-486). doi:10.1080/15614263.2011.616141. ISSN 1561-4263