The World's #1 Russian, Ukrainian & Eastern European Discussion & Information Forum - RUA!

This Is the Premier Discussion Forum on the Net for Information and Discussion about Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Discuss Culture, Politics, Travelling, Language, International Relationships and More. Chat with Travellers, Locals, Residents and Expats. Ask and Answer Questions about Travel, Culture, Relationships, Applying for Visas, Translators, Interpreters, and More. Give Advice, Read Trip Reports, Share Experiences and Make Friends.

Author Topic: The "Panama Papers"  (Read 1835 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gipsy

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2516
  • Country: 00
The "Panama Papers"
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:28:24 PM »
Oh dear...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35918844

Online Tom Cat

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4590
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
  • Spouses Country: Russia
  • Status: Just Looking
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 01:09:03 PM »
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.

Online Ste

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4657
  • Country: ie
  • Gender: Male
  • Lol!
  • Spouses Country: The Planet Zanussi
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 5-10
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 02:06:35 PM »
I've said this before and I'll say it again, no-one is innocent, be interesting to see how this pans out, might explain why Dyadya Putin is like the 6th richest man in the World despite being on a salary of £57k a year.

I am certain though, there will be nothing on Jeremy Corbyn, other than stealing 20p in Third Form at school maybe, whatever you think of his politics, he's at least honest. And that's we need, but that's only my opinion I don't profess to being an economic expert or political guru like 90% of folks on here who think they know better than people who done it for 40 years and studied for it for 10, right or wrong, they know more than us...

 
O pointy birds, o pointy pointy, Anoint my head, anointy-nointy.


Online Tom Cat

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4590
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
  • Spouses Country: Russia
  • Status: Just Looking
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 03:38:20 PM »
Spent the last couple hours reading, the western media is having a field day pointing fingers at Putin and his friends.
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.

Online Steveboy

  • Commercial Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2652
  • Country: ru
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: In The Business
  • Trips: Resident
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 05:23:46 PM »
Spent the last couple hours reading, the western media is having a field day pointing fingers at Putin and his friends.

Who really cares!!? if you can't beat them join them... life to short..

Offline Anteros

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7208
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Just Looking
  • Trips: 1-5
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 08:13:23 PM »
Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

Online B.B.

  • Supporting Member
  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3821
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2016, 10:39:24 PM »
2 Billion fortune traced to Putin, who once claimed to work like a "galley slave". 

And another 80 Billion that can't.  Plus he basically owns a country.  He is likely the richest man in the world..."unofficially".

B/B
Saving the World, One Clue at a Time
If your religion insults my intelligence, don't be surprised when my intelligence insults your religion.

Offline bagalia

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1193
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
  • Spouses Country: Ukraine/USA
  • Status: Married
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 11:36:45 PM »
I need to remind you all that Putin's name is never seen anywhere other than gestures towards heaven or perhaps references to Papa. The real criminal is Putins oldest friend and famed cellist whos name is plastered over millions of dollars in contracts.

If only I had learned to play such a rich instrument.

Anyway, for those who have not yet found all the original websites I give them to you here. The first being the how and when. The second is the main site with all the what and who. Enough reading for a week if you can wrap your heads around it all.

http://interactive.fusion.net/dirty-little-secrets/index.html

https://panamapapers.icij.org/video/
Misery is the river of the world; everybody row, everybody row.

Online andrewfi

  • Supporting Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 15791
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Articles About Almost Anything!
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2016, 11:40:35 PM »
I wonder if this is the shit storm that was suggested was on its way last week?

Funny how there's 12(?) heads of state mentioned but the focus is upon one,  who is not.

"For what else is the life of man but a kind of play in which men in various costumes perform until the director motions them offstage?" -Erasmus

Online Markje

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5490
  • Country: nl
  • Gender: Male
  • MCMLXXIV
    • Mark's unix pages
  • Spouses Country: Crimea
  • Status: Married
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 01:30:56 AM »
Looks like Ukraine's boy Poroshenko was also caught with his pants down, taking a crap on the common people in Ukraine.
You can change anything in life, but a BMW only for a BMW
My first trip to my wife: To Evpatoria!
My road trip to Crimea: Roadtrip to Evpatoria

Offline Gipsy

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2516
  • Country: 00
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 01:36:30 AM »
Looks like Ukraine's boy Poroshenko was also caught with his pants down, taking a crap on the common people in Ukraine.

And daddy Cameron...  :laugh:

Now who would have thought that!!   ???

Online Markje

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5490
  • Country: nl
  • Gender: Male
  • MCMLXXIV
    • Mark's unix pages
  • Spouses Country: Crimea
  • Status: Married
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 01:42:50 AM »
Looks like Ukraine's boy Poroshenko was also caught with his pants down, taking a crap on the common people in Ukraine.

And daddy Cameron...  :laugh:

Now who would have thought that!!   ???

Nice headline on the Dutch news today, lobbying for a no-vote:

As Ukraine's forces were being slaughtered in Donbass, Poroshenko its president opens a shell company to hide money much needed by Ukraine.

Mark.
You can change anything in life, but a BMW only for a BMW
My first trip to my wife: To Evpatoria!
My road trip to Crimea: Roadtrip to Evpatoria

Offline Gipsy

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2516
  • Country: 00
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2016, 01:54:12 AM »
Looks like Ukraine's boy Poroshenko was also caught with his pants down, taking a crap on the common people in Ukraine.

And daddy Cameron...  :laugh:

Now who would have thought that!!   ???

Nice headline on the Dutch news today, lobbying for a no-vote:

As Ukraine's forces were being slaughtered in Donbass, Poroshenko its president opens a shell company to hide money much needed by Ukraine.

Mark.

Guess what, he's not the only one, near 50% of the RADA has followed his Leadership..  :ROFL:

Offline Gipsy

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2516
  • Country: 00
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2016, 01:55:23 AM »
I wonder if this is the shit storm that was suggested was on its way last week?

Funny how there's 12(?) heads of state mentioned but the focus is upon one,  who is not.


Нормальный   :nod:

Online Markje

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5490
  • Country: nl
  • Gender: Male
  • MCMLXXIV
    • Mark's unix pages
  • Spouses Country: Crimea
  • Status: Married
  • Trips: 20+
Re: The "Panama Papers"
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2016, 02:06:12 AM »
It gets even worse for Poroshenko , seeing that newspapers here very much want a no-vote so they're going all out on the only thing they CAN get their hands on.... Roshen BV, a dutch chocolate company... Does the name sound familiar? Its owner is still (as always was) Poroshenko.

It seems RoshenBV invests heavily in Kyiv-post (more than 80% of its income in fact) .... isn't that name familiar ??? Free press? naaaah. Bad when Russia does it, but it seems when Ukraine does it now, it is neatly swept under the rug except now when it is politically advantagous to open up this hellhole.

Sources:
https://www.occrp.org/en/panamapapers/ukraine-poroshenko-offshore/
http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2016/04/feynman___poroshenko_busted.html#more

It seems Poroshenko also directly violated Ukrainian law, as he 'forgot' to name these assets as he was required to by law.

And to add insult to injury: This all went down when the Ukraine/Russia conflict-thing was at its fiercest!
You can change anything in life, but a BMW only for a BMW
My first trip to my wife: To Evpatoria!
My road trip to Crimea: Roadtrip to Evpatoria