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Kremlin dismisses Pandora Papers as ‘unsubstantiated claims’

October 4, 2021

Russia on Monday dismissed revelations leaked in the Pandora Papers as “unsubstantiated claims,” after a new investigation by the ICIJ media consortium shone light on wealth amassed by Kremlin-linked individuals.

“This is just a set of largely unsubstantiated claims,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to the allegations, including that a $4 million Monaco property had been purchased for a woman previously reported to have been in a relationship with President Vladimir Putin.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.