More than a dozen cases on money laundering and backing terrorism are now before Russian courts, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin told journalists today. He indicated that some of these cases are against Russian officials. According to the minister, the cases are soon to be considered.
Kudrin pointed out the necessity of ensuring legal transfer of funds from one country to another. According to him, every year some $12bn is legally withdrawn from Russia to neighboring countries. There is also an illegal capital outflow however, and it should be legalized, the official added.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War