COUNTRY of coups and dashed hopes

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, vandalized

Despite democratic donor countries generous support Kyrgyz elites continue to roll back towards authoritarianism and kleptocracy. Twice these processes resulted in mass riots, with Kyrgyzstan’s two presidents Akayev and Bakiyev fleeing the country.

Daughter of ENRC founder charged in connection with graft probe


The daughter of one of the founding oligarchs of ENRC, the miner that delisted from the FTSE 100 amid corruption allegations, has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office.

Report says Human Rights NGO Open Dialogue Foundation “suspected of cooperating with Russian intelligence”

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The area around the Lubyanka, the headquarters of Russia's intelligence services - the FSB - in Moscow.

The Trump Organization’s problem with possible money laundering

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From Azerbaijan to Indonesia, Kazakhstan to the Republic of Congo, allegedly corrupt foreign officials have parked their money in Trump buildings time and again.

Mukhtar Ablyazov: the net tightens on the fugitive oligarch in Russia, US, and European Parliament


The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office recently approved an indictment against Mukhtar Ablyazov, former head of Kazakhstan-based BTA Bank, who is accused of embezzling 58 billion rubles ($1,8 billion at the average annual rate of 2009), Alexandr Kurennoy, a spokesman for the Prosecutor General’s Office, has confirmed.

Open Dialogue Foundation activities harmful to EU interests: Deputy FM

Szymon Szynkowski aka Sęk

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk commented on the investigation concerning the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and the Silk Road company, suspected of money laundering.

#OpenDialogFoundation implicated in money-laundering claims

Lyudmyla Kozlovska

The fake human rights NGO Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), closely associated with Kazakh fugitive Oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, has, in recent years, attracted much speculation over its financial affairs, and in particular questions as to the true nature of the relationship with Ablyazov himself, writes Gary Cartwright.

Moshe Hogeg, Singulariteam partners sued for $50m


The complainant is Adam Perzow, who sold the domain to Singulariteam in 2014.

Kazakhstan's BTA Bank alleges Felix Sater, others laundered more than $440 million

BTA Bank and the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, where its headquarters are located, have filed a class action suit against multiple parties and businessman Felix Sater over allegations of stealing and laundering at least $440 million into multiple schemes, including the Trump SoHo building.

Lawsuit: Sater seemed to launder money by means of Trump initiatives

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NEW YORK (AP) – A Soviet-born convicted felon who labored on actual property offers with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to make use of Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder cash allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan financial institution.

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

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Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

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