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Entries in Vladimir Putin (29)


OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Chechen to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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Russia arrests Navalny, detains 1,500 anti-graft demonstrators

Aleksei Navalny being arrested in March 2017More than 1,500 supporters of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny were detained during June 12 anti-corruption demonstrations across Russia, including 866 in Moscow and 548 in St. Petersburg.

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Navalny arrested for leading anti-graft protests across Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.

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Navalny convicted of embezzlement in retrial, faces ban from politics

Russia's leading anti-corruption activist and a candidate in next year's presidential election was found guilty of embezzlement Wednesday and will likely be blocked from continuing his political campaign.

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Navalny announces run for Russia president in 2018

Russia's most important anti-corruption activist said he'll run for the country's presidency in 2018.

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Survey: Compliance professionals grapple with Brexit, Trump, and a hazy horizon

Fears of an economic slowdown and the future of Europe are the main issues keeping global compliance professionals awake at night. Those are the findings of research that we conducted across the industry in late October. 

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2.6 terabyte leak: Panama Papers expose global abuse of anonymous shell companies 

Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.

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Putin signs law to ban ‘undesirable’ NGOs

Image courtesy of the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin signed a law this month that allows prosecutors to declare foreign and international non-governmental organizations "undesirable" and arrest Russians cooperating with them.

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Threat to peace: Kleptocrats and diversionary wars

In her excellent book, Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes argues persuasively that foreign corruption is a threat to U.S. national security because it drives people to radical Islam. There is an additional aspect to this problem: corrupt regimes are a national security threat because they start wars in order to divert attention from their own corruption.  

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Russia reduces penalties for graft

Russia President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow news conference on December 14, 2014 (Image courtesy of the Kremlin)President Vladimir Putin (where is he?) signed changes to Russia's Criminal Code that reduce fines for those convicted of paying or taking bribes.

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In Moscow, a funeral for free speech

Mourners lay flowers where Boris Nemtsov was gunned down (Image courtesy of RT)What had been planned as a protest Sunday against President Vladimir Putin's government became instead a somber march in memory of an opposition leader who was shot and killed just steps from the Kremlin.

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Can Navalny still move Moscow?

Supporters in Moscow hold "Navalny" placards at Manezhnaya Square at an unsanctioned rally on December 30, 2014Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called for mass protests in Moscow on March 1. Navalny himself won't be there. He's serving a 15-day prison sentence for handing out leaflets about the protests in Moscow's subway.

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