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Media Roundtable: How journalists track the wealth of Russia’s most powerful operators

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss The Russian asset tracker, a new collaboration by media organizations to track down and catalog the vast wealth held outside Russia by oligarchs and key figures close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Kevin Hall, North America editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Matt Smith, award winning political and investigative journalist

Web Resources:

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: Russian Asset Tracer

The San Francisco Standard: Search for Russian Oligarch Wealth Hits a Wall in SF, Thanks to City’s Disregard for Public Records Laws

The Guardian: $17bn of global assets linked to 35 Russians with alleged ties to Putin

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.