Tag: offshore

Panama Papers Reveal Trail Of Money Circling President Putin

April 4, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: A vast trove of documents have been leaked from a Panama-based offshore services firm, revealing a large network of schemes involving Russian officials and close associates of President Vladimir Putin. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic […]

Fontanka Investigates Russian Mercenaries Dying For Putin In Syria And Ukraine

March 29, 2016

Russian “private military contractors” (PMCs) are leading major battles, first in Ukraine and now in Syria, reports Fontanka, an independent Saint Petersburg newspaper

Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence, a Fraudulent “Hawkish” Think Tank

December 15, 2014

Readers of this blog may have heard of the Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence (CESI) that seems to promote a “hawkish” view on Russia’s foreign policy. In his Twitter, Edward Lucas has recently raised doubts about the authenticity of this organisation, and, as I found out, for a good reason. Let’s have a closer look […]

Feeling Like a Great Power is One Thing; Remaining One is Quite Another, Russian Commentators Say

March 29, 2014

Staunton, March 28 – Russian society is experiencing euphoria over what Vladimir Putin proclaims and many of them feel that with the seizure of Crimea, Russia has regained “the status of a great power.” But Moscow commentators warn it is far easier to claim or even believe Russia is again a great power than it […]