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How Putin cronies BOUGHT London: One spent £250m on property in the capital in a year, another owns the city's biggest private house (apart from Buckingham Palace)... So will they now face a financial crackdown?

putinshuvalovBuilt in the style of a French chateau, with a palatial roofline rising high over the River Thames, Whitehall Court is one of Britain’s grandest private buildings.

Kazakhstan: Two High-Profile Trials Conclude with Jailings

murathantakThe convictions close the book on corruption and murder trials that have exposed the rot within the system.

Kazakhs Sue a Kleptocrat, Trump Friend

berthelsen kazakhsA scandal involving fraud, racketeering and theft that features ties to President Donald Trump and a notorious Cyprus bank is playing out in a Los Angeles federal court, where a former Kazakhstan politician and his family are accused of laundering at least US$300 million in stolen government funds.

£22m homes are first to be hit by ‘McMafia’ law

14120482 low res mcmafiaTwo homes worth £22 million and owned by a foreign tycoon today became the first to be targeted using a new law to tackle “McMafia” style criminals in Britain.

The Mayfair mansion that’s been empty for 14 years

img 4899As temperatures plummet to sub-zero and over a thousand people sleep rough on London’s streets, Who Owns England can reveal the Mayfair mansion that’s been empty for 14 years.

Kazakhstan and Corruption: Young Blood, Old Habits

kuandykbishimbayevThe accused is a star of one of Kazakhstan's most-vaunted success stories: the Bolashak scholars program.

Kazakhstan: Businessman Alleges Torture

201802eca kazakhstan erimbetovProvide Medical Treatment, Ensure Justice for Abuse

Wife of president Nazarbayev’s grandson Nurali bid £5,000 for Royal Opera House tickets

aidaalievanuraliThe wife of one of Vladimir Putin’s former cronies has given the Conservative Party £30,000 to dine with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Kazakhstan: Terrorist Plot — or Concocted Conspiracy?

20180119 Almaty Joanna Lillis 1Bemused skeptics say the video and subsequent arrests seem like a convoluted set-up designed by security services to jail dissidents.

UK Goes Afters Corruption Suspects With Suspicious Wealth

London1The UK will force people owning property worth more than £50,000 (US$70,000) who have suspected links to organized crime or are vulnerable to graft as a result of their political position to explain where they got their money from, The Times reported on Saturday.

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

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Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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