Tag: Corruption

Kings of the Olympic Contracts

May 3, 2013

An astronomical 1.136 trillion rubles ($36.4 billion) has already been spent on the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. In the 305 days remaining until the opening of the Games, another plus or minus 390 billion rubles will be spent.  Mainly companies close to Vladimir Putin are appropriating these billions, claims Boris Nemtsov, one of the opposition […]

Bring the Car, Kirillov!

May 1, 2013

The little person in this case is Yan Kirillov, aged 3 years and 4 months. A  year and a half ago, he stopped talking. Doctors confirm that reason for  this pathology is the psychological trauma received as a result of his father’s arrest. On Monday in Khoroshevsky District Court in Moscow, the criminal case of […]

Putin’s Compromised Anti-Corruption Campaign

April 25, 2013

Putin’s raids on the Skolkovo financial center outside of Moscow, and his recent push outlawing state officials from owning foreign assets-including precious metals-are just two of the most recent examples of Putin using anti-money laundering and financial laws as a means of control. The traditional view of anti-money laundering laws is that they are designed […]