Despite Denials, Abramovich Companies Have Supplied Materials for Russian Military

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s Evraz group of companies supplied Russia’s National Guard and provided steel and explosives products to weapons manufacturers that supply the Russian military, contrary to the company’s denials of doing business with the country’s armed forces.

(Photo: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo)


Russian Tankers Delivering Oil to EU Ports Despite Sanctions

A Russian state-backed shipping company sanctioned by the U.S. and EU in February continues to deliver crude oil to European ports, analysis of company records and live ship tracking shows. Experts say the company disguised its ownership of the vessels by basing subsidiaries in Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates and sailing under Liberian flags.

(Photo: Olaf Schuelke / Alamy Stock Photo)


Ukrainian Refugees Recall Ordeal of ‘Forced’ Deportations to Russia

Countless Ukrainians have ended up in Russia since the invasion. Moscow says they went voluntarily. Ukrainian officials, and many refugees themselves, say they were forced against their will.

A refugee from eastern Ukraine who unwillingly found herself in Russia with her two sons. They later made a risky escape to Europe. (Photo: Jaanus Lensment / Ekspress Meedia)


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)