Let’s get this straight from the start: those ex-Russian oligarchs who fled to London from Russia, having stolen the people’s money in the ’90s or 2000s don’t have my sympathy. Some of them were outright criminals, but many simply treaded along an illusive gray line between legal and illegal dealings. Having fled to hospitable to all international criminals London from Russian justice or investigation, they all received UK asylum.
At one point, UK was happy to give asylum to anyone who was ready to pay up and deposit their millions — or billions — in the UK banks. And boy those people did! Not Geneva, but London in the ’90s became the world’s offshore capital!
On top of the ill-gotten riches, the major bonus for the UK was to do anything to spite Russia. Presently, Russia has a list of over 40 Russians (last I heard, could be more by…
View original post 940 more words