Russia’s oligarchs emerged from the chaos of the 1990s entrenched atop former state enterprises and, in the years since, have continued to dominate the country’s economy. At the same time, they funneled billions in wealth into offshore real estate, bank accounts, and luxury goods—wealth that may now prove vulnerable to Western authorities.
Join New America and the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center for a panel to discuss how the financial crackdown will affect Russia’s economic titans and the places they have secreted their wealth.
Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag #oligarchs and by following @NewAmerica and @ACGeoEcon.
Mike Eckel, @Mike_Eckel
Senior Correspondent, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Luke Harding, @lukeharding1968
Foreign Correspondent, The Guardian
Author of Shadow State
Brian O’Toole, @brianoftoole
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center at the Atlantic Council
Candace Rondeaux, @CandaceRondeaux
Director, Future Frontlines at New America
Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University
Senior Fellow, Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University
About Aftershocks: Russia, Ukraine and the New World Order event series
Aftershocks is an event series tracking Russia's war in Ukraine and the conflict's effects — for Ukraine, the region, and global order.
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