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Russia’s Money Laundromat

July 24, 2015

It began with a television documentary. A sting operation in which two journalists posed as Boris and Nastya — a Russian official and his mistress, seeking to buy luxury homes in London with money pilfered from the state budget.

Hey, Putin, have you seen how much China is investing in Ukraine?

On July 6, the Financial Times reported that Ukraine has become the largest corn exporter to China, surpassing the United States. This was surprising, as America has historically possessed a near-monopoly on corn exports to China. Ukraine’s increased role in providing food for China also extends beyond corn. Since the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, […]