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Russian Officials' Сhildren Who Studied in the USA

Stanford? Easy, if your dad’s an official Russiangate continues to tell which Russian officials paid for the education of their heirs in foreign educational institutions. This time – the USA: prestigious business schools, Ivy League and doctoral degrees in America. Anton Astakhov In Russia, the son of Pavel Astakhov , the former Russian ombudsman for children's rights, studied at the private Orthodox boarding school called Retro. In it, he studied not only the foundations of Orthodoxy, but also...
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01/24/2018

Corruption Fighters Jailed for Bribes

... contagious − otherwise how would you explain that the fighters themselves often end up behind bars? We remembered the opponents of bribery who were convicted of bribery or embezzlement of state money. Dmitry Zakharchenko, former head of a division of the Main Directorate for Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Enforcement Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, a defendant of one of the most resonant criminal cases lately, served as acting head of the “T” Department of the Main Directorate for Economic Security ...
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01/23/2018

Investtorgbank President Detained in Monaco. The Banker Suspected of 500-Million-Ruble Embezzlement in Russia

What is known about the fugitive banker, who withdrew money through Kyrgyzstan and was caught in Monaco “Supposed criminal accused of large scale fraud is detained by law enforcement of the Principality of Monaco”, reported the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow on January 18. The press service did not mention the name or surname of the accused. Three hours later, RBC and Kommersant learned from their sources that the former Chairman of the Board ...
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01/19/2018

Govorish' po-Russki? Russian Officials’ Children Studying in the UK

How much high-ranking parents cough up for providing their kids with English education Russia became the world leader in the number of children who study in the UK. From 2005 to 2017, the amount of Russian students has increased by 77%, says consulting company Knight Frank. In 2016-2017, English private schools accepted 608 children from Russia. Russiangate remembers officials who paid for the education of their heirs in prestigious educational institutions of Great Britain. Yekaterina Vinokurova...
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01/19/2018

"Gray" Property. Officials Caught on Bribes and the Seizures

Cannot prove the legitimacy of incomes – return them to the state In 2013, a law entered in force in Russia that controls potential corrupt officials. Its names is Federal Law No. 230-FZ: “On Control over the Correspondence of Expenditures of Persons Holding Public Positions and Other Persons to Their Incomes". Its purpose is to seize property of officials which was acquired illegally. The mechanism provided by the law is quite simple. If a civil servant purchases property in excess of his...
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01/19/2018

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