The Russian Mafiya is a group of various organized crime syndicates originating from the Soviet Union. The Russian Mafiya is the group that abducts Artemis Fowl I. The Mafiya's main source of income comes from abducting wealthy European businnessmen. Artemis Fowl II, Butler and their fairy allies are the only people to have successfully rescued a hostage from the Mafiya as all others were found dead.
Notable members of the Russian Mafiya
- Mr. Britva (leader, manager, kingpin, Menidzher)
- Mikhael Vassikin (Khuligany, enforcer)
- Kamar (member)
- Seven unamed businessmen (six Germans and one Swede).