An Arrest in France Freaks Out the Kremlin Kleptocracy

November 24, 2017

MOSCOWHe was one of Russias untouchables: the countrys 21st richest man, a senator in the upper chamber of parliament. He is part of the circle of businessmen known for their loyalty to President Vladimir Putin and the benefits theyve reaped as a result, a billionaire member of Putins United Russia party who has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in important state projects to curry favor. Such pocket oligarchs earn…