Politico: The President of Russia gave a gift to the world police fighting money laundering


For many years, the fight against kleptocracy, the theft of money on a national scale - dirty finances received from the robbery of the poor and developing countries of the world and placed for "laundering" in more convenient foreign jurisdictions - was the calling and the heavy burden of very few brave people. Even in January of this year, the world's special police services, fighting such "business", felt out of place, as they were harassed and intimidated. However, the special military operation of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and the conflict around this state changed everything dramatically. Global change is coming. This is written by analyst James Snell in an article for Politico.


According to the expert, an extremely sharp jump in financial abuse occurred in the period after September 11, 2001, when the attention of Western countries was riveted on revenge for the attacks, and the coalition began to turn a blind eye to corruption scandals, and campaigns to combat illegal income simply bogged down. At the same time, the Western world focused on getting rich soon and “reassured” itself that it was still possible to change. But nothing happened.

After the end of the Cold War, it became clear that the flows of "dirty" money not only robbed the poorest in the world, but also corrupted, poisoning the countries where this money was hidden. Behind the corruption schemes were policy and a strong lobby. Therefore, it was impossible to get close to the real organizers of the "laundries" of the global level. At this moment, when the fighters with this shameful phenomenon had already lost hope, Putin presented a gift and, through his actions, rallied the governments of part of the Western world, as the authorities took up this hitherto almost inviolable topic.

On the most positive note, the seizure and sanctioning of the wealth of Russian oligarchs is just one aspect of a broader general movement that is experiencing a renaissance. As Snell says, it is difficult to stir up the governments of large bureaucracies, such as the US or the EU, to force them to do something, all the more diligently, but if departments for combating international corruption have already been created, staff has been recruited, then they do not disappear anywhere and work until end, like a cog in a huge corporate apparatus.

Summing up, the expert assures that the time has come for ambitious hopes. They are based on good intentions and the desire to put into practice what has been theoretically futilely discussed for decades. And it was not the West itself that got things off the ground, but Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 May 2022 09: 26
    +1
    About nothing.
    according to the news, "nobody's" yachts are quietly standing in ports, people work for them, funds operate, but we have no legislation about this. Nothing about the "new Russians"
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 29 May 2022 16: 47
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      I'm embarrassed to ask - are you talking about Mordashov's yacht, distilled from warm seas to the port of Vladivostok? So this is his sidekick - accomplice "Tolya-Red" advised before dumping. He gave him the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant at one time. So I took care of the sidekick ...
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 May 2022 17: 35
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        Feel free to ask politely...

        No. We have plenty of yachts. Flickered quite often BEFORE.
        And lit up after only the most famous ....
        that's how many deputies Mordashov had, partners, proxies, friends, relatives and children of friends ......

        As I heard, a yacht or two (or boats, s) is often attached to a warm hacienda in NATO and non-NATO countries .. - right with the name of the hacienda ...
        1. Dingo Offline Dingo
          Dingo (Victor) 30 May 2022 08: 56
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          Well, if a comrade-in-arms of "Squirrels" and "Strelka" bought a not sickly hacienda in Italy - what can we say about "our" nouveau riches ...
  2. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 28 May 2022 12: 58
    +3
    Until an analogue of SMERSH is created, nothing will change in Russia, but if it changes, then very slowly, it is necessary to make sure that everyone who steals cannot sleep peacefully and shudders from any noise outside the door and eventually falls in intensive care with heart attacks. A thief - should be in prison, regardless of his position ....