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Unholy Alliances - How Organized Crime, Government And Business Interact In Montenegro

Montenegro has long desired to become a Balkan Monte Carlo. But instead it has become something unique in the Balkans -- a crime state where organized crime, government…

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Jail Crunch: Eastern European Prisons Visualized

Welcome to JailCrunch, an interactive investigative graphic from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its member organizations. JailCrunch visualizes prison data across Eastern Europe and…

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Yanukovych Leaks

See the documents everyone is talking about - documents the Ukrainian president tried to destroy...

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Yanukovych’s Real Estate Empire, Part 2

Voloshskyi1Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his family lived in luxury owning a number of apartments and houses in prestigious parts of Kyiv.  The ex-president also knew the value of commercial real estate.

Along with associates, he managed to acquire two business centers, an early 20th century building in the city center, and a multi-level helipad.


Montenegro: Court Bars Extradition In Murder Case

Slobodan Šaranović

By: Bojana Jovanović, Stevan Dojčinović (CINS, OCCRP)

Slobodan Šaranović and Ratko Koljenšić, suspected of organizing the murder of Nikola Bojović, will not be extradited to Serbia because the murder was planned in Montenegro instead of Serbia.


Ukraine: AutoMaidan Black List Found in Mezhygirya

automaydan6By Mariya Zemlyanska (Svidomo) and Natalie Sedletska (RFE/RL)

Among the papers salvaged by in the lavish Mezhygirya compound after former President Viktor Yanukovych's escape was a folder that indicates just how closely security forces were watching protesters.


Serbia: Darko Šarić Surrenders To Avoid ‘Bloodbath’

Darko Šarić (photo:

By Stevan Dojčinović and Bojana Jovanović

Balkan drug lord Darko Šarić, on the run for more than four years, is in police custody today after surrendering to avoid a possible bloodbath, according to Serbian Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković.

Selaković told a Belgrade news conference Tuesday that Šarić decided to turn himself in when he learned last month that police were hot on his trail as he moved through four countries in Latin America.


Georgia: Reformers Wait, While Government Watches

Thomas Hammarberg, the European Union’s special adviser on legal and constitutional issues in Georgia.

By Elza Ketsbaia

It’s been more than a year since the new Georgian government denounced the previous administration for spying on its own citizens, and yet the surveillance continues.

Despite watchdog organizations’ concerns and complaints, the Georgian government continues to use the latest technologies to listen to its citizens’ phone calls, read their text messages and monitor Internet traffic.


Ukraine: Investigations Mushroom in Kurchenko’s Wake

Serhiy Kurchenko suspected of being a front man for overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych’s family, clearly liked offshore destinations.

By Anna Babinets (

The young Ukrainian ex-billionaire Serhiy Kurchenko, now widely suspected of being a front man for overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych’s family, clearly liked doing business in offshore tax havens.

Kurchenko’s companies registered offshore are now accused of trading in oil products using a tax evasion scheme that cost Ukraine’s government an estimated US$1 billion in lost revenues.


Yanukovych’s real estate

real-estate-houseLesya Ivanova (Nashi Groshi), Kateryna Kapliuk ( and Denys Bigus (ZIK)

Part 1 – Residential property

A trove of documents saved from destruction at the former Ukrainian president’s house at Mezhyhirya includes important records on real estate transactions related to Victor Yanukovych.


Garbage Land Deal Stinks

Lilo landfill covers 37 hectares. A village with 500 families is 1 kilometer away.

By Nino Bakradze

Residents of the small Georgia village of Didi Lilo have been fighting a rancid war for the past two years over a municipal garbage dump they say was illegally built on their land, and that is located so close to Tbilisi International Airport that it’s a safety hazard.

They claim the dump violates environmental standards and stinks so badly it is hard for people to stay in their own homes. Steady winds sweep across the garbage waiting to be buried, and carries the odor into the village.


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