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Putin’s Daughter in Relationship with Ex-Head of Bavarian State Ballet, New Investigation Reveals

During his more than 20 years in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin has kept his family a closely guarded secret. Relatively little is known...

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Kyrgyzstan: Confidential Documents Show Authorities Covered Up Destruction of Hundreds of Historical Artifacts in Bishkek Museum Fire

Initially, museum administrators said that only a few worthless objects had been lost. Then, in an earlier investigation, OCCRP and Kloop found dozens more. New documents show ...
16 May 2022
Metin Dzhumagulov

Lebanon Central Bank Governor’s Son Moved Millions Abroad While Lebanese Watched Blocked Savings Dwindle

In late 2019, a financial crisis led Lebanese banks to block most depositors from withdrawing or transferring U.S. dollars. But the central bank governor’s son was able ...
13 May 2022
Riad Kobaissi, Tom Stocks (OCCRP), and Rana Sabbagh (OCCRP)

Fueling Secession, Promising Bitcoins: How a Russian Operator Urged Catalonian Leaders to Break With Madrid

Catalonian leaders referred to the man who offered them troops and money to secede from Spain as “Putin’s envoy.” Reporters identified him as Nikolai Sadovnikov, a longtime ...
8 May 2022
Antonio Baquero (OCCRP), Kevin G. Hall (OCCRP), Alina Tsogoeva (OCCRP ID), Jesús G. Albalat (El Periódico), Christo Grozev (Bellingcat), Lorenzo Bagnoli (IRPI), IStories, Stefano Vergine (Il Fatto Quotidiano)

‘Smoke-Free’ Cities and Islands — Sponsored by Philip Morris

Municipalities from the Czech Republic to Greece are signing partnership agreements with tobacco giant Philip Morris International, in violation of international anti-smoking treaties.
5 May 2022
Andrei Ciurcanu(OCCRP) and Alessia Cerantola (OCCRP)

SLAPP Webinar: OCCRP editors discuss how frivolous lawsuits hurt journalism

OCCRP journalists will share insights and answer questions about their experiences with “strategic lawsuits against public participation” (also known as SLAPPs) in a live webinar on May
3 May 2022

Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians Poured Money Into Dubai Real Estate

Russian politicians under Western sanctions, financial criminals, and corrupt European officials all own real estate in the emirate, which attracts investors with liberal residency rules and a ...
3 May 2022
Matthew Kupfer (OCCRP) and Eiliv Frich Flydal (VG)




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