Western countries have primarily responded to Russian aggression by utilizing financial tools against the Kremlin, President Putin, and Russian organizations and individuals connected to Putin. Since 9/11, economic sanctions have increasingly become a tactic of first resort against both state and non-state actors.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin
You probably saw stories last week about Daria Kaleniuk. The co-founder and executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Ukraine fled Kyiv and turned up at a March 1 news conference in Warsaw.… Continue Reading
A previous post discussed the potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could face should new sanctions target specific Russian Federation individuals and entities. Last Monday, the Swiss Government adopted, with immediate effect, a new sanction regime against certain Russian Federation individuals and entities.… Continue Reading
Russia’s most prominent opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny, was reported Thursday to be critically ill after an apparent poisoning while on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.… Continue Reading
Interpol has 194 member countries. They can all request Red Notices and most of them have. How is it then that just one member — Russia — is behind more than a third of all currently public Red Notices?… Continue Reading
The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.
Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”… Continue Reading
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.
The most prominent name on Wednesday’s list was the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.… Continue Reading
More 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.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.
He was sentenced to 15 days in jail for resisting police orders.
Navalny organized Sunday’s protests in Moscow and in about 80 other cities across Russia.… Continue Reading
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.
Alexei Navalny was convicted by a judge in Kirov, a city 500 miles east of Moscow.… Continue Reading
Russia’s most important anti-corruption activist said he’ll run for the country’s presidency in 2018.
Alexei Navalny, 40, leads the opposition Party of Progress.
He announced his candidacy in a video Tuesday.… Continue Reading
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. … Continue Reading