PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

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Re: PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

文章 Wildcat » 13-07-2017, 06:12 •  [Post 21 樓]

Mogilevich’s relationship to PUTIN is of utmost interest but is not likely to be written about in open-source texts. However, their relationship was the subject of a conversation illicitly recorded by the security chief of the Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma. The conversation is said to be between Leonid Derkach, the former head of the Ukrainian security services (SBU), and Kuchma on February 8, 2000:

Kuchma: Have you found Mogilevich (the Russian organized crime boss) ?

Derkach: I found him.

Kuchma: So, are you two working now ?

Derkach: We're working. We have another meeting tomorrow. He arrives incognito.

Later in the discussion Derkach revealed a few details about Mogilevich:

Derkach: He's on good terms with PUTIN. He (the Russian organized crime boss) and PUTIN have been in contact since PUTIN was still in Leningrad.

Kuchma: I hope we won’t have any problems because of this.

Derkach: They have their own affairs.

PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

Author: Professor Ms Karen Dawisha
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

utmost 最大的;極度的

illicit 非法的;違禁的;社會不容許的

incognito 隱姓埋名地;隱藏身分地

be on good, friendly, etc. terms (with sb): to have a good, friendly, etc. relationship with someone

KLEPTOCRACY: a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people

整本公義巨著: "PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?", 可於網上免費閱讀 ( pdf ) !

https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=9s ... 2C&f=false
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Re: PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

文章 Wildcat » 14-07-2017, 04:50 •  [Post 22 樓]

In addition to RosUkrEnergo, an investigation by the anticorruption crusader Aleksey Navalnyy showed that PUTIN'S Gazprom was buying gas from an independent producer, Novatek, through an intermediary, Transinvestgas. Police discovered that days before the purchase, PUTIN'S Gazprom had turned down an offer to buy gas directly from Novatek, cutting out Transinvestgas, for 70 percent less. Transinvestgas transferred $10 million of the amount received to a “consulting company,” which the police found had been registered using “two stolen passports.”

PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

Author: Professor Ms Karen Dawisha
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

crusader: someone who makes a determined effort to achieve or stop something because of their strong beliefs

intermediary 中間人

turn sth/sb down 拒絕 (提議或請求)

KLEPTOCRACY: a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people

整本公義巨著: "PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?", 可於網上免費閱讀 ( pdf ) !

https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=9s ... 2C&f=false
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Re: PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

文章 Wildcat » 14-07-2017, 06:51 •  [Post 23 樓]

All these activities, plus asset stripping in which subsidiary companies were sold to Kremlin insiders at below-value prices, led the economist Mr Anders Aslund to calculate that in 2011 alone, the total amount of waste and corruption in PUTIN'S Gazprom may have reached $40 billion, as compared to $44.7 billion in profits -- a situation that prompted him to conclude that the company resembled more an “organized crime syndicate” than a legal corporation. PUTIN'S Gazprom has more than one hundred wholly or majority-owned subsidiaries and affiliated companies registered in PUTIN'S Russia as of 2014, and another hundred subsidiaries were registered abroad already by 2007, including five in the Virgin Islands, nine in Cyprus, seven in Switzerland, and two in the Cayman Islands.
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It is not immediately clear why a state-owned company like Gazprom would be motivated to engage in asset stripping and then to allow these subsidiaries to register in tax havens and avoid paying state taxes. The rationale is simple: by stripping assets from the state-owned part of the company and selling them to insiders and relatives as subsidiaries, they can be registered abroad as private entities, operating in the world's tastiest tax havens for the personal benefit of their private owners, not Russian taxpayers. In any Western country, this would be called criminal malfeasance. In PUTIN'S Russia it is called government.

PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

Author: Professor Ms Karen Dawisha
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

asset-stripping 資產倒賣 (指低價買入經營不善的公司,然後透過拆分,出售其資產而獲利),資產剝離

subsidiary 子公司;附屬公司

the Kremlin 克裡姆林宮;俄羅斯政府;(舊時) 蘇聯政府

insider 內部的人,知情人,瞭解內幕者

organized crime 犯罪集團;有組織犯罪,集團犯罪

syndicate 聯盟;私人聯合會;企業聯合組織

affiliate 使併入,使隸屬 (較大的團體或組織);使緊密聯繫

Cyprus 賽普勒斯

state-owned: owned by a state

engage in sth 參加;參與

register (尤指把姓名) 登記,註冊,記錄

tax haven 避稅地

rationale 根本原因;基本原理

entity 實體;獨立存在體

malfeasance (尤指掌權者的) 違法亂紀行為,瀆職

KLEPTOCRACY: a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people

整本公義巨著: "PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?", 可於網上免費閱讀 ( pdf ) !

https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=9s ... 2C&f=false
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Re: PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

文章 Wildcat » 14-07-2017, 23:39 •  [Post 24 樓]

Both the board of directors and the Management Committee of Gazprom are packed with PUTIN coworkers from the KGB and St. Petersburg who lack prior significant energy experience:

- Chairman of the Management Committee Aleksey Miller, PUTIN'S deputy in St. Petersburg at the Committee for Foreign Liaison

- Chairman of the Board of Trustees Viktor Zubkov, deputy chairman of the agricultural subcommittee of PUTIN'S KVS, head of the district where PUTIN'S dacha was built

- Member of the Board Valerity Musin, who was PUTIN'S supervisor in the Law Faculty at Leningrad State University

- Member of the Board Andrey Akimov, who was a banker in Vienna at the time the CPSU and KGB money started to be sent abroad

- Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee Valeriy Golubev, formerly Leningrad KGB, St. Petersburg mayor's office, head of Vasileostrovskiy District when PUTIN moved into an apartment there

- Head of Gazprom's Investment and Construction Department Yaroslav Golko, said by Russian analysts to be a Rotenberg protégé

- Chief Accountant Elena Vasil'eva, who had worked with PUTIN'S Miller in St. Petersburg's ports

- Aleksandr Medvedev, another Vienna banker with an alleged KGB background

- Head of Gazprom's Department of Finance and Economics Andrey Kruglov, who was head of the Foreign Operations Department of Dresdner Bank when Matthias Warnig was its chief.

PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?

Author: Professor Ms Karen Dawisha
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

board of directors: the group of people who shareholders choose to manage a company or organization

Management Committee: a group of senior people who take decisions about how a company, or part of a company, is managed

co-worker 同事,同僚;(尤指) 共同工作者,幫手

deputy 代理人;副職,副手

Liaison 聯絡,聯繫,溝通

board of trustees: a group of people who are responsible for making rules and financial decisions on behalf of a not-for-profit organization (= a hospital, university, etc.)

subcommittee (委員會下設的) 小組委員會,專門小組

the board (of directors) 董事會,理事會,委員會

protégé 受提攜的後進;門徒,門生

alleged 被指控的

KLEPTOCRACY: a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people

P.S. The Wall Street Journal interviewed Mr Frank Weigelt, who claimed to be Warnig's supervisor at the time; Mr Weigelt said that Matthias Warnig had recruited twenty agents in the 1980s in West Germany to steal military rocket and aricraft technology ... According to Mr Zuchold, "Warnig was in one of the several KGB cells PUTIN organized in Dresden." Mr Zuchold further claimed that Warnig's cell operated "under the guise of a business consultancy" but was actually recruiting agents for the KGB.

cell 一小部分;小組織

guise (尤指為了欺騙而裝出的) 外表,表現形式;偽裝

consultancy 諮詢公司;顧問服務公司

整本公義巨著: "PUTIN'S KLEPTOCRACY: Who Owns Russia ?", 可於網上免費閱讀 ( pdf ) !

https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=9s ... 2C&f=false
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