Kremlin Spent At Least $300 Mln in 8 Years Bribing International Political Elite

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Kremlin Spent At Least $300 Mln in 8 Years Bribing International Political Elite

The country, where 80% of the population does not have a toilet bowl and water supply in their homes, spent millions of dollars to buy traitors in the parliaments of foreign states

CNN, citing an anonymous high-ranking official in the White House, released information about the means and efforts that Russia has made to undermine democracy in the world. It secretly transferred more than $300 million to high-ranking officials in world governments in 2014, according to a US intelligence community report. These $300 million is only the officially proven amount, according to an anonymous source: "Russia has likely secretly transferred additional funds in some cases that could not be traced." Moreover, Russia has separately allocated at least $100 million for transfers to other officials at parliaments and parties in more than 20 countries and 4 continents.

According to a CNN source, the purpose of the bribery is "to get the support of specific political parties to undermine the democracies in all these countries."

"The Biden administration hopes that the release of such information will raise worldwide awareness of Russia's shadow financing of politicians and encourage other countries to pass their own information on Russian operations to the US. In addition, the analysts were tasked with uncovering the mechanisms behind Russia's covert political influence, which is a "global phenomenon" and "requiring coordinated action," CNN.

Also, the Biden administration began the procedure for notifying both Russia itself and the party, in whose ranks there are corrupt members, about the disclosure of Russian criminal mechanisms.

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