Aviazapchast, holder of French far-right debt, sanctioned by Washington
Businessman Valery Zakharenkov's role in arms contracts with Moscow's regional allies and funding for the French far-right National Rally has recently come to light. [...]
The successor to Russia’s KGB after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian intelligence service FSB has a field of action goes way beyond counterintelligence and includes repression of political opposition, monitoring and control of the media. It may soon be integrated into a new Russian ministry of security.
While the question of Vladimir Putin's succession remains more central than ever in Moscow, despite the referendum in July allowing him to run for office again in 2024, those close to the Russian leader continue to place their offspring in key positions in the economy. [...]