13 Feb 2016
According to state financial watchdog Rosfinmonitoring, last year, financial transactions in Russia worth 11.7 trillion roubles ($152 billion) were classified as “suspicious”.
The findings reveal that the amount of transactions potentially linked to money laundering has not decreased from 2014.
1.47 trillion roubles ($19 billion) was moved out of Russia in 2015 in suspicious banking operations. Conversely, suspicious money transfers into Russia fell from 340 billion roubles ($4.4. billion) in 2014 to 250 billion roubles ($3.2 billion) in 2015.
According to the Interior Ministry’s Main Information Analytical Centre, a total of 627 money laundering cases were sent to court last year.
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