Why comrade Sir Leonid (Len) Blavatnik is a Putin’s oligarch and why Hudson Institute, Harvard, Oxford and other entities should not accept his tainted money.

On 3 December 2018 Hudson Institute holds a dinner for Paul Ryan and Nikki Haley where Putin's oligarch Len Blavatnik is a major patron. Hudson reportedly says that it took a big check from Blavatnik by accident but it is tough to believe. Here is an explanation why exactly Sir Leonid (Len) is an oligarch and Kremlin/FSB's dear comrade and an account of multiple negative implications from these seemingly innocuous donations.

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Report: How to Select Russian Oligarchs for New Sanctions?

This study seeks to explore and open the debate on how existing criteria for sanctioning Russian oligarchs can be used and interpreted and what new criteria can be added to current and future sanctions by the U.S. The report is illustrated with examples of individual oligarchs and their relevant links to the criteria.

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