Putin Blames West for Panama Papers ‘Plant’ But Says US Officials Privately Apologized to Him

April 8, 2016
President Vladimir Putin grinning at the question of a Russian blogger about the "information plant" of the Panama Papers, at a media forum in St. Petersburg, April 8, 2016. Screengrab from video by RT

The inevitable backlash against the Panama Papers’ revelations have begun, as Kremlin propagandists claim it is a Western plot and a respect scholar questions whether in fact the exposure of offshores was engineered by the Kremlin itself.

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