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

  • Fact-Finding Unit
  • BBC

image copyright GettyImages

The UK is considering imposing sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but Foreign Secretary Liz Terrace told the BBC: “There are past cases of illegal financing in London which we are working to clear up. “

Why is it so difficult to address this issue?

How much Russian money in Britain?

Many wealthy people and companies from Russia and around the world invest legally in the financial and property markets in Britain.

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

Leave a Comment