First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov told a reporter on Sunday that the government estimated at least 1 trillion rubles ($32 billion) had left the country last year, Ria Novosti reports.Zubkov made the admission on interview with Vesti Nedeli program on the state-owned Rossiya TV channel.
Most of this money appears to go to Latvia, Cyprus, Great Britain, Switzerland, France and Hong Kong, and the Russian government is working on ways to cooperate with these countries’ authorities.
“…Frequently this money is also not quite transparent and legitimate and requires a corresponding investigation,” Zubkov admitted.
A recent report suggested that interest in buying a second home abroad was five times higher than buying one domestically, according to Russia Today.
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