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Fourth Estate hits back with mega-investigation

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Vienna, October 3, 2021 (updated 05/10/2012)

by ES, Secretary-General

Pandora Papers illustraion
Pandora – inter alia Putin fortune and private life exposed  (Copyright Guardian)

The biggest data leak in history – 11.9m files from companies hired by wealthy clients to create offshore structures – leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington – tonight had world leaders and assorted billionaires and officials quaking in their Gucci shoes.

The global investigation, running over the next few days, includes revelations about the secret life and unimaginable wealth of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and friends.

Luke Harding, star London Guardian investigative reporter and author of Mafia State, is currently in Monaco and has revealed inter alia the 4m dollar apartment acquired by Putin’s former mistress Svetlana Krivonogik, a former maid, now a multi-millionairess, and said to be the mother of his 18-year-old daughter Luiza.

LINKS:

Deutsche Welle (Eng) on who has been fingered by the investigation

Washington Post: the key Pandora findings

UK Press Gazette: biggest leak in history

Guardian, London – what are the Pandora papers (video)

Guardian podcast explains how the project took shape

DW: Why it’s so tough to nail those behind Pandora and Panama papers

Daily BeastPutin’s ex bought multi-million dollar pad

New York Post on Putin’s alleged daughter

Bellingcat triumphs over investigation of attempted Navalny murder 

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