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Six Russians Whose Money Has Made Art and Friends in the West

Six Russians Whose Money Has Made Art and Friends in the West

As individuals or leaders of foundations and companies, some rich Russians have become patrons of the arts and sponsor events that celebrate Russian culture abroad.
Major GOP donor Len Blavatnik had business ties to a Russian official

Major GOP donor Len Blavatnik had business ties to a Russian official

For most of his life, billionaire Len Blavatnik put few of his vast resources into US politics. That changed in 2015. Since then, the oligarch,…
Nikki Haley blasted Russia at an event sponsored by a Russia-linked oligarch

Nikki Haley blasted Russia at an event sponsored by a Russia-linked oligarch

America’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley lambasted Russian aggression Monday night (Dec. 3,) while accepting an award at a think tank event sponsored by a Soviet-born…
Paul Ryan and Nikki Haley will be honored at a gala funded by a Russia-linked oligarch

Paul Ryan and Nikki Haley will be honored at a gala funded by a Russia-linked oligarch

House speaker Paul Ryan and UN ambassador Nikki Haley will be honored at a dinner tonight funded in part by a Soviet-born oligarch whose business…
Putin Business Ally Says U.S. Firms Keen on Post-Summit Deal

Putin Business Ally Says U.S. Firms Keen on Post-Summit Deal

After the drama of President Donald Trump’s widely criticized news conference with President Vladimir Putin, one agreement the two leaders reached on the business front may go forward, according to
Cohen Pitched Novartis Russia-Tied Investment, Democrats Say

Cohen Pitched Novartis Russia-Tied Investment, Democrats Say

Michael Cohen, longtime lawyer to President Donald Trump, not only took money from companies looking for insight into the new administration but also pressed one of his clients to take up an
All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

As U.S. President Donald Trump pursues his goal of improving relations with Russia, sanctions could be a stumbling block. Since 2014, the U.S. has imposed travel bans, asset freezes and finance and
How Wilbur Ross made money from a story exposing his business ties to the Kremlin

How Wilbur Ross made money from a story exposing his business ties to the Kremlin

In late October 2017, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross was asked for comment about a damning story (paywall) on his business ties to the Kremlin.…
Michael Cohen met a Russian oligarch in Trump Tower, then took $1 million from his cousin

Michael Cohen met a Russian oligarch in Trump Tower, then took $1 million from his cousin

It’s been a rough few months for Viktor Vekselberg. The Russian oligarch, who has long sought to keep away from the public eye, has found…
AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

AP: Trump Lawyer Met Russian Oligarch at Trump Tower

Washington (AP) -- Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according to a
Cohen Fires Back After Months as Avenatti’s Punching Bag

Cohen Fires Back After Months as Avenatti’s Punching Bag

The two lawyers have become household names.
Trump Envoy Cancels Speech at Event With Sanctioned Russian

Trump Envoy Cancels Speech at Event With Sanctioned Russian

The U.S. ambassador to Moscow is no longer scheduled to make a speech at Russia’s premier economic forum next week where he was to give welcoming remarks at a panel including billionaire Viktor
A 'Law Enforcement Official' Reportedly Leaked Cohen's Sketchy Financial Records

A 'Law Enforcement Official' Reportedly Leaked Cohen's Sketchy Financial Records

Last week, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti released a summary of some of Michael Cohen’s suspicious financial transactions, which turned out to be real: the pharmaceutical company Novartis
Trump's Ambassador To Russia Will Share Stage With Steve Cohen's Oligarch

Trump's Ambassador To Russia Will Share Stage With Steve Cohen's Oligarch

Follow the money. Bloomberg writes about Jon Huntsman: The U.S. ambassador to Moscow, pushing to build business ties with Russia, is scheduled to join a panel discussion this month at the Kremlin’s
Novartis’s Cohen Payment Is Subject of Swiss Prosecutor Talks

Novartis’s Cohen Payment Is Subject of Swiss Prosecutor Talks

Switzerland’s attorney general is in discussions with local prosecutors in the hometown of Novartis AG about payments the drugmaker made to one of Donald Trump’s lawyers.
A Crypto Tycoon, Banking Heir and the Mysterious Fight for Gold

A Crypto Tycoon, Banking Heir and the Mysterious Fight for Gold

The battle for some of Russia’s richest gold mines has an unusual cast of characters: the scion of one of Europe’s great banking families, a Kazakh tycoon with his own cryptocurrency, hedge fund D.E.

FBI Warned of Spy Links To Oligarch Who Paid Cohen

“The FBI warned four years ago that a foundation controlled by the Russian oligarch who allegedly reimbursed Donald Trump’s personal lawyer might have been acting on behalf of Russia’s intelligence
Trump Envoy to Share Stage With Sanctioned Tycoon at Putin Forum

Trump Envoy to Share Stage With Sanctioned Tycoon at Putin Forum

The U.S. embassy in Moscow is encouraging American business leaders to attend Russia’s premier economic forum for the first time since the Ukraine crisis.

How Michael Avenatti Is Redefining His Legal Case Against Trump

Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Michael Cohen’s shady business practices, and why they could be a big deal for the President.
Company that paid Cohen $500K scrubbed website to obscure connection to Russian oligarch

Company that paid Cohen $500K scrubbed website to obscure connection to Russian oligarch

Columbus Nova, a company that paid longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen approximately $500,000 in 2017, recently scrubbed its website to obscure its connection to Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian