Tonight: Going Inside The Russian Mob

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Tonight, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian goes inside an undercover investigation into the Russian mob.

Two former undercover FBI agents provide a rare look behind the scenes of the Red Mafia, exposing a perilous world of arms and diamond smuggling, cyber crime and health and credit card fraud and a voracious appetite for violence.

They are a far cry from the romanticized world of the Sopranos.

Keteyian's report comes days after the Justice Department announced it was launching a bold, 21st Century strategy against international organized crime in what Attorney General Michael Mukasey said was aimed at combating the "growing threat" International Organized Crime poses to U.S. Security and Stability.

Watch the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric for the full story tonight at 6:30 p.m. EDT.