Panama Papers have data on offshore companies of 2229 Russians

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published a database on the basis of the Panama Papers, according to which Russia is one of the leading countries in the number of registered offshore companies.
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Materials published on Monday, May 9 at the organization's website.

According to the information, offshore companies registered in Russia 7319, all owners of offshore companies in Russia there are 2229.

For comparison, offshore found in 4500 United States citizens, 920 citizens of Great Britain, 9000 Chinese.

April 3 ICIJ presented the materials from which it follows that some political leaders and famous people are related to offshore companies in Panama. The investigation was based on documents Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The journalists received about 11.5 million documents that have information about offshore companies and accounts of 128 politicians, officials, and 29 billionaires. Among them - the 12 political leaders, as well as their close relatives and.

The report provides data on transactions of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister of Iceland David Sigmundura Gunnleygssona, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. As well as a number of celebrities from the world of art and sport, including the Peruvian NobelPrize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa, the Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar, Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi.

The investigation appeared as one of Russian President Vladimir Putin, cellist Sergei Roldugin. In it, according to the findings of journalists, several offshore companies registered in Panama and the British Virgin Islands. In general, according to the journalists, the people of Putin's "inner circle" was transferred through offshore companies at least $ 2 billion.

After the publication of "Panama archive" left their posts, the Acting Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria, and the Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnleygsson.