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Looting With Putin
Looting With Putin

City of London & the Moscow gold rush

By Richard Brooks

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?





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