Kleptocracy Weekly: March 17, 2017

This week on KI.org: Marius Laurinavičius discussed how Europe can help defend U.S. democracy, and why we should remain engaged in Europe.



  • French authorities searched a villa on the Cote d’Azur, allegedly belonging to Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov. The search took place as part of an investigation into the acquisition of real estate in France. Kerimov is one of the largest owners of real estate on the Cote d’Azur; his family heads the companies Nafta Moscow and Polyus Gold, and since 2008, Kerimov has represented Dagestan in Russia’s Federation Council. (Nice-Matin, in French)