Suspicious Chinese Funds Should Have Raised ‘Alarm Bells’ at Canadian Banks: Experts

For eight years, Chinese property developer Chen Runkai used hundreds of wire transfers to move tens of millions of dollars into accounts at Canadian banks –– a technique experts say is a hallmark of money laundering.

Chen and his daughter both own mansions on this street in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighborhood. (Photo: Darryl Dyck for the Toronto Star/OCCRP)

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A Most Reliable Ally: How Corruption in the Russian Military Could Save Ukraine

The Russian army, considered one of the strongest in the world, has suddenly found itself bogged down in Ukraine. How can corruption, which Moscow has been fighting for decades, help explain the quagmire?

A ZIL-130 truck after the destruction of a convoy of Russian vehicles in the Kharkiv region at the end of March 2022 (Photo: Twitter / )

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Putin’s Two Biggest Secrets: What’s Known About His Sanctioned Daughters

For 20 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been hiding his daughters from his marriage to Lyudmila Putina. They lived under assumed surnames and never appeared in public in connection to him. He attributed this to security concerns and to their own reluctance to take on public roles.

Putin’s alleged daughters: Maria Vorontsova (left) and Katerina Tikhonova (right). (Credit: “Doctor” TV Channel/YouTube, Russia 24/YouTube)