Menu Close

Articles on Oligarchs

Displaying all articles

Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting in Moscow on March 21, 2022. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Could Vladimir Putin be ousted over his Ukraine invasion?

An elite palace coup is possible in Moscow to remove Vladimir Putin or persuade him to step down due to the war in Ukraine. But it would take time.
The yacht Amore Vero is docked in the Mediterranean resort of La Ciotat, France. French authorities have seized the yacht linked to Igor Sechin, a Vladimir Putin ally who runs Russian oil giant Rosneft, as part of EU sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Bishr Eltoni)

Sanctions against Russia are targeting the ‘elite’ — but did that work in Iran?

The targeting of elite interests has been at the centre of recent sanctions policies, including sanctions on Russia. We look at the effectiveness of targeting in Iran in the 2010s.
The world’s wealthiest people wouldn’t be able to shield their riches from tax authorities without enablers. (Piqsels)

Paid millions to hide trillions: Pandora Papers expose financial crime enablers, too

Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
Boris Yeltsin shakes hands with Russia’s most powerful businessmen in Moscow. AP Photo

What is an oligarch?

Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.

Top contributors

More