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Several weeks ago I reported here that at the core of US President Donald Trump’s perplexing defense of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin might be that most banal of motives – greed and the desire to turn a quick buck. Perhaps hundreds of millions of them.
As Trump’s Russian morass deepens recurring elements in allegations involving the US president, some of the colorful characters connected to him, and to Russia are bound up with large sums of money and property deals.
Many dubbed “oligarchs” from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet empire have sought to transform vast piles of dirty dollars, sometimes amassed through crime…
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