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Meeting of interdepartmental working group on countering illegal financial transactions

October 21, 2021, Moscow

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino chaired a regular meeting, held via videoconference, of the interdepartmental working group on countering illegal financial transactions.

During the meeting, the participants discussed ways to streamline efforts to counter illegal financial transactions involving fraudulent actions with people’s money carried out remotely by exploiting personal data and the details of electronic payment facilities.

Representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Interior Ministry, the Central Bank, the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media delivered reports.

A package of additional measures to counter illegal financial transactions involving the notary public institution has been developed and agreed upon, based on information and analytics from the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring), the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice.

The participants also approved proposals made by the Finance Ministry and the Federal Assaying Chamber to improve the unified system of state control (supervision) of manufacturing, refining, use and circulation of precious metals.

At the end of the meeting, federal state agencies received specific instructions and recommendations on enhancing interdepartmental interaction and information exchanges, as well as drafting proposals for amending certain laws and regulations of the Russian Federation.

October 21, 2021, Moscow