The Cuban Vory has existed in Cuba long before the Communist Revolution. They were trying to establish themselves in the gambling sector when Batista was in power. After the revolution, the Vory became government advisers and diplomats in the Russian embassy.
In post-Communist Cuba, they have established smuggling routes to Cuba using Russian flights. The Vory have also created a network of gambling casinos and houses on the island. Currently, Tsar Edvard Lanski controls all Vory operations on the island of Cuba.
- Hard Targets, 124-126