According to Mr Kolesnikov, the scheme worked like this: PUTIN had stipulated that 35 per cent of the funds for URGENTLY needed medical equipment would be held in PUTIN'S offshore accounts. For example, of the $203 million that the original donor Mr Roman Abramovich gave to help the hospitals, Petromed ONLY spent $130 million, with the remainder ending up in a PUTIN'S Swiss bank account. Mr Kolesnikov says that Mr Abramovich was blind to where the money went. By 2005, the fund had accumulated over $200 million and a firm called Rosinvest of which PUTIN held 94 per cent of the shares was created.
FRAGILE EMPIRE: How Russia fell in and out of love with Vladimir PUTIN
Author: Mr Ben Judah (He is currently a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative. His work has been featured in the Financial Times, the Economist, Prospect, Standpoint, and Foreign Policy.)
Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
offshore (公司或銀行) 境外的，海外的
be blind to sth 沒有注意到…；對…視而不見
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