There has increasingly been evidence of cooperation between German and Rusian mobsters. Some of the places this has been seen are in Germany, Thailand, and also in the United States, namely Miami, Florida. Recently German police arrested a large group of mobsters that had been participating in the large and lucrative trade of nuclear arms smuggling. The group was comprised of Russians and Germans, also including some Hungarians. The Russian Mafia has indeed had a large "business boom" in Germany, as German mobsters also are found to be doing much business in Russia. In fact there are many ethnic Germans who have joined among the ranks of the Russian Mafia, and vice versa. The Russian Mafia is by far larger than the German Mafia and so the Germans have had to more or less go along with the Russians. So far there seems to be little but cooperation between the two groups. With the many similarities between the two countries and peoples, it does not come as a surprise.