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The Guardian: British banks helped take Russia out of billions of dollars

According to the Guardian, Russian criminal groups associated with the Kremlin and the FSB, with British banks withdrew from Russia about 740 million dollars.

Only global operations in the laundering and export of Russian money is called «Laundromat service to our» have participated 17 British banks, including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts.

According to the publication documents, between 2010 and 2014 were withdrawn from Russia about 20 billion dollars. While The Guardian writes that the true amount of exported vehicles may reach 80 billion.

According to investigators, in the operation «Laundromat service to our» was attended by about 500 people, including the oligarchs, Moscow bankers and people of the FSB. Igor Putin, a cousin of the Russian President, sits on the Board of Directors of the Moscow Bank, which are accounts associated with the scheme.

On the eve of «Novaya Gazeta», and international journalism «Project of investigation of corruption and organized crime» (OCCRP) published the results of a joint investigation, which focuses on the withdrawal from Russia of more than 700 billion rubles through the so-called «Moldovan» schema.

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The Guardian: British banks helped take Russia out of billions of dollars
21.03.2017

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