Russia and Ukraine: How much Russian money is in Britain?

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The UK is considering sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but Foreign Minister Lise Truss told the BBC: “There have been cases from the past with illegal funding in London, which we are working to clear up.”

Why is this issue so difficult to address?

How much Russian money in Britain?

Many wealthy people and companies from around the world invest legally in the UK real estate and money markets.

But Transparency International Britain – which fights corruption – said five billion pounds of property in the UK had been bought with “suspicious funds”, adding that a fifth of that amount came from Russia.

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