ABLV Bank manages accounts belonging to citizens of the former Soviet Union in Latvia. The bank laundered dirty money for years. Now Latvian bankers are trying to clean up the corruption.
A high-ranking RCMP officer has been arrested for attempting to disclose classified information to a foreign entity. The man's arrest is connected to a major Russian corruption case.
Opposition organizers have said 150 raids were carried out by over 1,000 police officers. The raids were decried as an "act of intimidation" meant to hinder the work of Kremlin critics.
The Kremlin uses World War II as a way of embedding in the Russian mind the idea that everything the authorities of "Fortress Russia" did, do or will do in the future is good by definition, writes DW's Konstantin Eggert.
Demonstrators in Russia have launched fresh protests against unfair treatment of the opposition ahead of city elections in Moscow next month. Police have detained hundreds of protesters, including activist Lyubov Sobol.
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