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From Russia with Cash

In the summer of 2015, an investigation film “From Russia with Cash” was shown on the air of the British channel Channel 4 about how money stolen from the Russian state budget flows into London’s elite real estate.

The British Parliament successfully watched the film “From Russia with Cash.” The film was released a few months ago and made a lot of noise in Britain, becoming the reason for the start of changes in English law – in order to fight money laundering and export corruption, the UK will reveal the owners of London property hidden behind offshore companies.

Why did the film matter? It was built on the basis of filming with a hidden camera, and British society was in a light shock when they found out how easily any hellish crooks could buy luxury real estate in London, even not hiding that their money was criminal in origin.

Almost no one has seen cinema in Russia; its authors prohibit distribution via the Internet. However, for the Anti-Corruption Fund, they made an exception and gave us exclusive rights to display in Russia. No wonder the main role in the film is played by one of our old friends and associates, a member of the Supervisory Board of FBK Roman Borisovich.

The film was shot with hidden cameras, and for everyone except the film crew, the events taking place in it are absolutely real. The main role was played by a member of the Supervisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Fund, a former banker Roman Borisovich. Following the release of the film, British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to publish a register of 100,000 offshore property owners in the UK (including Scotland) and to consult with a view to developing legislation to help prevent money laundering in British real estate.

On November 3, 2015, the Inter-Party Group of Deputies on Anti-Corruption organized the screening of this film in the British Parliament. The deputies of the House of Commons and members of the House of Lords attending the show approved the proposal formulated by Roman Borisovich to require all offshore corporate property owners to disclose their ultimate beneficiaries. This proposal will be presented to Downing Street in a consultation process.

Watch, disseminate and remind everyone: illicit enrichment is a crime. However, viewing is restricted to users with Russian IP addresses. Here you can see it with any IP address.

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