Posted on Nov 02, 2019
In the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, MPs investigating how Russian president Vladimir Putin and allies have been “hiding and laundering their corrupt assets in London” concluded it was still “business as usual”. Given the boast that London’s pre- eminence as a financial centre is based on the rule of law, how did the capital become a magnet for so much dirty money, sustaining corrupt regimes in Moscow and beyond?
Private Eye has published online Richard Brooks superb report City of London & the Moscow gold rush.
Download Looting With Putin.
Brooks exposes the complacency, some may say "complicity", of leading western accountancy firms employed to give a veneer of respectability to the groups and individuals who asset-stripped the Russian economy after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Gripping stuff indeed!
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