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To name but a few of the reasons: Russian and NATO war games; the Kremlin's involvement in the Syrian war; an emerging arms race between Russia and the U.S.; suspicious deaths of wealthy Russian businessmen in the West; the Skripal poisonings; Russia's cyber warfare against Western allies; the list ...
“It's a target-rich environment,” she says. “There's a broad array of rich Russians that could go on the list.” That adds a new risk factor to Russian stocks and corporate bonds. On the other hand, Russia is much better armored against financial attack than four years ago. Russian companies, cut off from ...

The more rich Russians who flocked to London, the better. But all that has hanged in recent months. The deliberate ramping up of Cold War 2.0 tensions, because of frustration with Russia's role in thwarting 'regime change' plans for Syria, has meant that wealthy Russians living in Britain are now in the line ...
Wealthy Russians are buying property in Cyprus to get European passports and are quickly gaining economic influence over Cypriot politics. CNN's Matthew Chance reports. Source: CNN. CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER 13 ...
Economic sanctions have had a devastating affect on the Russian economy since they were imposed over the Kremlin's illegal annexation of Crimea. .... Small wonder that Russia's oligarchs, friends or foes of Vladimir Putin alike, plus the mega rich from around the world, have poured into a capital of luxury ...
Experts from the Moscow-based Metrium real estate agency said that among those trying to return to Russia were wealthy businessmen who left their homeland either because they were in conflict with the government or because of fear of economic stagnation after Putin won his third presidential term in ...

LONDON — The U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on several wealthy Russians with ties to the Kremlin on Friday, a move trumpeted as one of the most aggressive actions taken against Moscow by the ... "No one gets to be rich in Russia and not have a relationship of some sort with the Kremlin," Galeotti said.
Russia's third-largest state-owned bank wants to let its wealthy clients trade cryptocurrencies, an official said. Gazprombank deputy chairman Alexander Sobol said the bank may launch a pilot program this year, though it is early in the planning stages. As such, there are no firm details yet on whether ...
More than 2,000 Russians were granted entry under the scheme during a “blind faith” period before the system was tightened in 2015, experts said. The campaign group Transparency International said that there was a high risk that wealthy individuals were able to buy their way into Britain using the ...
Borisovich says London's Russian oligarchs should not be mistaken for conventional, self-made businessmen. “Their riches come from transactions with the Russian government. They either sold something for a fortune to the state of Russia or they bought something for pennies in some sort of privatisation ...

Follow the money! Wait, maybe don't follow the money! Rich Russians love sending their money to London. Many have invested in real estate there or have their money managed by the British banking system. “I'd say the bulk of Russian wealth goes through London in one way or another,” Timothy Ash, ...
Russia was given until midnight on Tuesday to explain to the U.K. government why a nerve agent — one of the "Novichok" family of deadly chemical weapons developed in Russia — was used to poison former Russian secret service agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in early March.
There are no oligarchs in Russia, or so the Kremlin said last week. Now the Russian people have spoken and their conviction is firm: 94 per cent disagree. A survey shows that respondents not only overwhelmingly believed in the existence of oligarchs but could name a few besides. Roman Abramovich ...
LONDON — For years, anticorruption campaigners have railed against Britain's openness to ill-gotten riches from overseas and the foreigners who invest them. After a nerve agent attack on British soil, and the resulting diplomatic showdown between Russia and the West, that may be starting to change.
Super-rich Russians could be stripped of their British visas as part of a Home Office review into the applications it approved over the past decade. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has ordered a retrospective investigation into past cases of "investor visas", which are open to people who stake £2m or more ...
The UK authorities are planning to look retrospectively at visas granted to wealthy foreign investors, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, responding to a question about Russians who ... The question touches upon 700 Russians who had reportedly received so-called Tier 1 visas between 2008 and 2015.


 

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