Our head of CIS discusses the well-known problem of dirty money from Russia and CIS permanently coming to London. With the recent government efforts to scrutinise Russian investors with 'golden visas' and attempts to use new remedies under the Criminal Finance Act, is there any systematic legal loophole or oversight allowing the act? Disgraced and convicted Russian oligarchs can still obtain political protection in the UK but Russia chases them in the UK civil courts: a brief case review from Beresovsky and Pugachev to Bezhamov and Mints. Mr Abramovich as a competent user of the UK judicial system against the UK media and potential sanctions. Does the UK politics encourage the flow of dirty money to the UK?