Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered to create in Russia a Commission on the fight against money laundering. The corresponding document was published on Friday, June 12, on the official portal of legal information.
“To form an interagency Commission to adopt measures combating money laundering, laid out its functions to ensure collaboration of agencies and organizations”, — stated in the text of the document.
The Chairman of the Commission appointed by the head of Rosfinmonitoring Yuri Chikhanchin, the delegation included the Deputy head of Federal tax service Dmitry Volvach, Deputy Minister of justice Mikhail Galperin, first Deputy head of the Federal customs service Ruslan Davydov, head of the Federal assay office Yuriy Zubarev, Deputy foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov, and others.
For three months the Commission will approve the plan to implement the recommendations of the international Group of development of financial measures of struggle against money-laundering (FATF — an intergovernmental organization against money laundering and financing of terrorism; headquarters in Paris).
In December 2019 FATF encouraged Russia to expand the list of assets of officials who may be confiscated as illegal wealth. Now in favour of the state confiscating property, vehicles and securities, if you cannot confirm that they are legally acquired, but under the act are not subject to cash from Bank accounts, jewelry and assets in foreign trusts.
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