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16 03, 2022

Why did it take so long to sanction Roman Abramovich?

2022-03-16T13:05:34+00:00By |Categories: Russia, Russia and Putin, Russian Oligarchs|

On 28 October 2016, I received an email from a well-connected former senior MI6 officer who asked me if I had any material about properties in London owned by wealthy Russians. I was a natural person to ask because I had written a book about the Russian oligarchs and had become an expert on the ownership of expensive houses and luxury apartments in central London.

19 10, 2020

HOW TO COUNTER THE RUSSIAN THREAT

2021-03-22T21:49:47+00:00By |Categories: Russia and Putin|

While she was Home Secretary Theresa May was briefed very discreetly by a senior former MI6 officer who had been stationed in Moscow during the turbulent 1990s when corruption and contract killing was rampant. The spy delivered a chilling message: Russian organised crime was active in the UK and London was a haven for Russian oligarchs to hide and protect their ill-gotten gains.

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