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Meeting of interdepartmental working group on countering illegal financial transactions

September 23, 2020

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

Based on the information and analytical materials presented by the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Justice Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the Deposit Insurance Agency, the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring and the Foreign Ministry, a package of additional measures was agreed on to return assets from abroad that were obtained as a result of criminal activity in the Russian Federation.

Topical issues of countering illegal financial transactions using cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets were considered.

Reports were made by representatives of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring, the Interior Ministry, the Bank of Russia and the Finance Ministry.

Following the meeting, the federal government bodies were given instructions and recommendations on interdepartmental cooperation, including information exchange, as well as with regard to drafting proposals on amending certain current statutory provisions.

September 23, 2020