Gangster "The Russian" was an American

Sofia, Bulgaria

1984 Poster

He was the spitting image of Curly of The Three Stooges.

He was a big time dope dealer, money launderer and all around racketeer. In 2004 he was shot down in a daytime killing on the streets of Sofia.

His name was Dmitrii Minev but he was known by his gang name, Dimata Rusnaka – Dimitrii the Russian.

He was actually - Dmitrii the American.

Bulgarian Top Mobster Dubbed 'The Russian' Turns out American - Sofia News Agency