Same in Brazil. USSR funded and trained subversive elements, some of those elements eventually founded the Comando Vermelho.
Others became the politicians that now make lenient laws and allow organizef crime to spread and strengthen itself.
Same happened in Colombia, same in
... you get the point.
And you might say "but that was the USSR, not Russia" yeah well Russia still helps these groups even if unofficially. They may not be communists but their policy is still to help antiamerican groups, except when doing so wouldn't be the best way to make America look bad.