You could run, but these notorious hitmen would find you. In the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, killers for hire were common, and a ‘hit’ could cost as little as $500. These three notorious hitmen, however, commanded top dollar, as they fulfilled contracts on high-value targets, including rival crime bosses.
St. Basil’s Cathedral is perhaps Russia’s best-known symbol, but few people know about the man the cathedral is named after. A medieval “holy fool,” he was widely revered in Moscow for his piety. He was also the only man who could reproach and even scold Ivan the Terrible — and get away with it.