Putin announces Merger of Russian Government and the Mafia: The Ruffia

Emperor Putin of Russia and Giuseppe Corleone today announced the merger of their two organisations.  A spokespistol for the new organisation, the Rufifia, said. ”We’ve long had the same methods, an assassination here, a dab of extortion here, a little diversion of taxes to our friends.  We’re two organisations but one mind.”

The Russ part of the Ruffia brings an entire army for extortion, whereas, the Mafia could teach the old Russians a thing or two about running a business, and subtlety, Mr Corleone remarked “Shooting an airline down, and invading a country, I mean, what happened to finesse? And sometimes maybe it’s easier to get your money from say, heroin dealing, than trashing an entire country.”

When Emperor Putin was asked about rumours he was angling for the award of capo dei capi (Godfather) of the Ruffia, he remarked; “Nice country you’ve got there, pity if someone accidentally broke it, oh I dunno, accidentally nuking it.  That would be a real tragedy, wouldn’t it?. We know where you live.”