Russian businessman sues nonprofit for including him in Mafia card deck



BY BARBARA ROSS

A wealthy Russian entrepreneur is accusing a Manhattan nonprofit research organization of defaming him by including him in a deck of cards that features Russian mobsters.
Victor Remsha, CEO and founder of Finam, a Moscow-based investment conglomerate, says the Institute for Russian Research was wrong to make him their queen of spades and to accuse him on the card of laundering money for Russian gangsters, according to his Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
The cards were sold on Amazon and posted on a website called RussianMafiaCards.com.
The cards contained pictures and brief descriptions of alleged gangsters.