Contents tagged with FBI

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska accuses FBI of stealing two bottles of vodka after search warrants executed in his American mansions

    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska resorted to foul language on his telegram channel after the FBI raided American houses belonging to the businessman's relatives.

    The "law enforcement actions", according to Deripaska’s representative, were carried out on the basis of search warrants related to sanctions.

    Deripaska said, using an obscene synonym for the verb "steal", that two bottles of vodka were stolen.

    He added that the searches were carried out "in the best traditions of the Bolshevik …

  • Putin’s friend Prigozhin accuses Washington of trying to abduct him

    Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is linked to the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, said that the U.S. authorities are planning to abduct him.

    "Evgeny Prigozhin appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation with a statement about his attempted abduction by U.S. citizens who are members of an organized criminal group," reads the statement of the Concord group controlled by Prigozhin.

    According to the businessman, the fact that Washington put him …

  • Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky promises to return to Ukraine if Zelensky wins elections

    In an interview with journalists from the program “Schemes: Corruption in detail”, exiled Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky promised to return to Ukraine if Volodymyr Zelensky wins the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    When asked whether he would return if the actor Zelensky is elected president, Kolomoisky responded: “Well of course. I was already intending to return, but now there are all kinds of situations… I had plans to return to Ukraine between the first and second …

  • US to give back to Ukraine painting of Ivan the Terrible stolen during World War II

    A 107 year-old painting titled “Secret Departure of Ivan the Terrible Before the Oprichnina” by Mikhail Panin will soon be sent back to Ukraine by the US authorities. The painting depicts a 16th century scene of the Russian Tsar Ivan IV, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, leaving the Kremlin gates with his entourage. 

    The painting was taken from the Dnipropetrovsk Art Museum during the Nazi occupation of the city in 1941, and was recently discovered in a private home in the US state of …

  • US detains four Russians on suspicion of money laundering

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States arrested four Russian citizens, informed the Russian Consulate General in New York on August 6.

    According to the consulate information published on social networks, detained Russians are suspected of money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud.

    Two of the four detainees are in Los Angeles, one in New York, and the location of the fourth detainee is currently undetermined. The Russian consulate requested the FBI to grant them access …

  • Washington: Russia's FSB requested assistance of the FBI in ensuring security during the FIFA World Cup

    The FSB of Russia appealed to the United States FBI with a request for assistance in providing security at the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, as reported in the U.S. State Department's most recent annual report on the analysis of terrorist threats in the world.

    “The FSB requested assistance from the FBI with respect to security training in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2018,” the document notes. It does not provide any details about what kind of assistance Russian law enforcement …

  • Founder of Telegram Messenger claims US Special Services attempted to bribe its developers

    Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram Messenger, said that he encountered close scrutiny by American Special Services during a trip to the US. According to Durov, they tried to bribe the employees of Telegram, while the FBI attempted to put pressure on him, he wrote on Twitter.

    According to Durov, US special services twice offered bribes to employees working for him. "During the week of our team's trip to the US last year, US intelligence agencies twice tried to bribe our developers; plus, I …