Russia

The U.S. list of wealthy Russians and our offshore investigations
Spencer Woodman · February 5, 2018

The U.S. released its controversial (and unoriginal) public list of Russian oligarchs. We’ve seen many of them before – offshore.

Senators Urge Adding Usmanov To Official Oligarch List
Spencer Woodman · January 19, 2018

The formal request from four Republicans suggests that links between Russia and social media companies may be a potential factor in new U.S. sanctions.

Ross May Give Up Stake in Firm with Russia Ties
Sasha Chavkin and Martha M. Hamilton · November 6, 2017

The U.S. Commerce Secretary said he would “probably not” keep his stake in a shipping company that does business with Putin’s allies, as Democrats call for an investigation.

Offshore Gurus Help Rich Avoid Tax on Jets and Yachts
Ryan Chittum and Juliette Garside · November 6, 2017

Buying a $27-million private jet or plush mega-yacht means millions in sales taxes — unless you know the right pro.

Offshore Trove Exposes Piggy Banks of the Wealthiest
ICIJ · November 5, 2017

A new leak of confidential records reveals the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross benefits from business ties to Putin’s inner circle
Sasha Chavkin and Martha M. Hamilton · November 5, 2017

Trump cabinet member retains a stake in company that provides shipping for Putin’s son-in-law and sanctioned oligarchs.

Kremlin-owned Firms Linked to Major Investments in Twitter and Facebook
Spencer Woodman · November 5, 2017

The Russian government quietly held a financial interest in U.S. social media.