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Fresh Air: How The UK Became A Safe-Deposit Box For Russian Oligarchs

We talk with journalist Oliver Bullough about how Russian oligarchs have stashed their wealth and laundered their money in Britain, and how that’s helped Putin – and the Russian state – launch its war in Ukraine. There’s so much oligarch money in London, it’s been nicknamed “Londongrad.” Bullough says the UK has developed a system of bankers, lawyers, accountants and PR managers who work to help Russian kleptocrats hide their wealth.

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