charity money


charity money
   protection money paid to an extortioner
   A development of post-Communist Russia:
    As damp snow settled on Leninsky Prospekt, a black Zil, an old-regime car, drew up outside a rouble casino. 'They've come for charity money,' said the owner as he handed over a thick wad of roubles wrapped in a napkin to the steel-toothed driver. (Moynahan, 1994)

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