How London Became A Playground For Putin’s Oligarchs

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The UK is home to many foreign oligarchs—powerful and usually absurdly wealthy individuals that are deeply embedded in their country’s politics. Many of these oligarchs have money from questionable sources, such as corrupt governments. But why does the UK attract these sorts of powerful people? The UK has a ruling class with lots of power that’s romanticised in their culture; it’s the type of class oligarchs would like to belong to. Joining this ruling class has “become a process” with consultants who “help wealthy individuals from elsewhere become members”. Read full article here

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