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  • Slaves to Progress

    Few authoritarian states have worked harder than Azerbaijan to leverage major international events to boost their image on the world stage.

  • Revolution to Riches

    Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Armed Forces have been described as “impenetrable,” with very little about the country's military publicly known — other than that it clearly plays a large role in the survival of the embattled regime of Nicolás Maduro. Even attempts to pinpoint the number of its generals vary widely.

  • Crime, Corruption, and Coronavirus

    Countries around the world are struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic. But in times of crisis, there are those who seek their own advantage.

  • Questions Linger After Indictment in Slovak Journalist’s Murder

    A wealthy Slovak businessman is accused of ordering the murder of a Slovak journalist and his fiancee last year. But questions remain about what powerful former officials may have known.

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  • The Cocaine Cowboys

    Calabrian expat Antonino Vadalà was already a wealthy man with a successful cattle business in Slovakia when he bought his way into the ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful mafia, and opened a new cocaine-trafficking route into southern Europe. Here’s how he did it — and how the cops shut it down.

  • How Ján and Martina Died

    One year ago, a killer snuffed out the lives of an investigative journalist working on one of the biggest stories of his career and the woman he intended to marry. In day-by-day detail, OCCRP outlines how the assassinations transpired and what happened in the aftermath.

  • Unfinished Lives, Unfinished Justice

    One year ago, a former policeman slipped into the home investigative journalist Ján Kuciak shared with his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, and shot them both at close range, authorities say.

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  • Euros to the East

    In collaboration with Danwatch, a Danish investigative research center, OCCRP looked into an EU program that provided surveillance gear, patrol vehicles, and other equipment to Belarusian and Ukrainian authorities with the goal of strengthening the two countries’ border on the eastern edge of Europe.

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  • How to Inherit a Villa, Kremlin Style

    An $8 million villa on Dubai’s luxurious Palm Jumeirah has been controlled for years by the family of Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s former first deputy prime minister. Its ownership structure shows how the wealthy use offshores to obscure their assets.

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  • The Daphne Project

    Six months ago, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally killed by a car bomb just meters from her home. The investigation into her killing is ongoing, but there is little doubt that she was murdered because of her work. With a brazen, unapologetic and uncompromising style, she denounced corruption, nepotism, clientelism, and all kinds of criminal behaviors in her tiny EU member state.

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  • War Dog Millionaire

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    Jaroslav Strnad, the chief financial backer of the Czech president, has been secretly snapping up arms stockpiles and factories throughout the Balkans with the help of a cast of notorious local characters. The buy-up has included tens of millions of rounds of old ammunition of a type so unreliable that a previous attempt to sell it inspired a Hollywood movie.

  • Senior Moldovan Judge’s Daughter Lived In Posh London Flat -- With Tainted Money

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    The daughter of a top Moldovan judge lived large in London thanks to 1.6 million lei (US$ 130,000) that was channeled through two companies involved in the Russian Laundromat -- a massive money laundering scheme that pumped billions of dollars through Moldova from Russia.

  • Paradise Papers

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    The Paradise Papers is a major new leak of documents from two offshore services firms based in Bermuda and Singapore, as well as from 19 corporate registries maintained by governments in secret offshore jurisdictions. The documents were obtained by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which organized a collaborative investigation with dozens of outlets across the world, including the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).​

  • Putin and the Proxies

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    A Novaya Gazeta and OCCRP investigation looks into the wealth surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • European Parliament Calls for Release of Azerbaijan's Prisoners

    The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution calling for the release of prisoners in Azerbaijan, among other anti-corruption and pro-democracy measures.

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