Russian interference in public and political life in the West
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By Christopher Steele
The property sector has been highlighted as an area of concern for both money laundering and the proceeds of crime. The time has come for real estate professionals to put in place good systems of due diligence to future-proof their business.
With Covid-19 unfolding as a human tragedy all over the world, it has been harder to focus on the wider impacts. But even if we are still living in a strange world of quarantines, Zoom calls and social distancing, the major impact of Covid-19 is proving to be geopolitical rather than medical.
We are supposed to believe that the threat of COVID-19 in Moscow and the rest of Russia is over, yet President Putin seems to be exhibiting insecurities prior to the upcoming vote on constitutional changes designed to keep him in power for another 12 years.
With ‘World War Three’ and ‘Franz Ferdinand’ trending on Twitter, social media appears to have made up its mind about the assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) major general Qassim Soleimani via a US airstrike.