MOLI-RU 2: Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Russian Federation
Based on the success of the MOLI-RU Project Against Money Laundering implemented by the Council of Europe between February 2003 and June 2005 (2.5 million Euro) and the Policy Advice Project on Improving legislation and practices on dealing with money laundering and financing of terrorism (0.25 million Euro) the 3.15 million Euro Follow-up Project Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing contract was signed on 19 December 2006 to address the outstanding issues in the AML/CTF system of the Russian Federation and help the country keep the momentum in developing that system.
The project implementation started on 1 January 2007.
"Train the Trainers" Course on anti money laundering (18 June 2010)
[27 May 2010, Strasbourg] This training jointly hold with the International Training and Methodological Center for Financial Monitoring under the concept of "Train the Trainers" will target AML trainers from the EAG member states. The discussion will focus on implementation of international standards, new trends and relevant best practice in the countries of Europe.
International Seminar on anti money laundering (16-17 June 2010, 21-22 April, Nizhny Novgorod)
[27 May 2010, Strasbourg]The MOLI-RU2 Project will continue the series of international seminars for detective officers specializing in AML and disruption of the economic basis of terrorism. These seminars are organised in cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of the Interior and aim at raising awareness of the key elements of the AML/CFT regime and exposing AML/CFT specialists to European standards of the sector. Investigation methods ("Follow the money trail") and case studies will be discussed during the training seminar.
Study visit to the Office for Prevention of Money Laundering -FIU (1-2 June 2010, Ljubljana)
[27 May 2010, Strasbourg] The representatives of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring and the Ministry of the Interior of Russia will have a chance to discuss with their Slovenian colleagues the existing problems and share best practice in dealing with transit financial flows and seizure and recovery of illegal assets. In the course of the visit meetings will also be held with the representatives of Police and State Prosecution office.
Annual Conference of the Association of Russian Banks (28 April 2010, Russia)
[9 April 2010, Strasbourg] This year’s conference will be dedicated to the new trends in the post-crisis period. The project will facilitate participation of two key-note speakers.
International Conference (15-16 April 2010, Kazan)
[9 April 2010, Strasbourg] This international conference held in the Privolzhskiy Federal District is for the local staff of Rosfinmonitoring and other law enforcement agencies. It is the last conference in the chain of similar events held in every federal district of the Russian Federation. Adjusted to the regional needs, the conference in Kazan will focus on the prevention of corruption and laundering of corruption proceeds. The number of attendees is expected to reach 100 people.
International Conference on "Tailoring skills to counter corruption and money laundering. Issues in methodologies of training in the institutions of higher education of the Russian Ministry of the Interior” (23-24 March 2010, Russia)
[19 March 2010, Strasbourg] The objective of the activity organised by the MOLI-RU2 Project and the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of the Interior is to provide a platform for schools of higher education to discuss best practice and share experience, as well as to learn about European practices in the field. The expected number of participants is over 80 persons representing all Academies of the Ministry of the Interior.
MOLI-RU2 Project contribution to the Octopus Interface Conference (23-25 March 2010, Strasbourg)
[19 March 2010, Strasbourg] The annual International conference on the cooperation against cybercrime will take place at the Council of Europe on 23-25 March 2010. The conference is designed to comprise participation by a wide range of participants from member States and other countries, international organisations and the private sector. The MOLI-RU2 Project is supporting participation of 5 officials from the Russian Federation representing Rosfinmonitoring and the Ministry of the Interior. The conference will be followed by a team meeting of the Project on criminal money flows on the internet, the purpose being to discuss the course of the project, the findings so far and the outlay of the final report.
International Seminar on anti money laundering (25-26 March 2010, Russia)
[19 March 2010, Strasbourg] This international seminar for detective officers specializing in anti money laundering (AML) and disruption of the economic basis of terrorism (CTF) is organized in cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of the Interior. The purpose of the activity is to raise awareness of the key elements of the AML/CFT regime, investigations methods ("Follow the money trail") as well as to discuss case studies and to practice investigations skills.
13th International conference on the Current issues of fighting crime in the Siberian region (18-19 February 2010, Krasnoyarsk)
[12 February 2010, Strasbourg] The MOLI-RU2 Project is supporting this conference organised in co-operation with the Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of the Interior. The following issues are to be discussed in the course of the Conference: criminal situation in Siberia, research and prevention of crime in the region, prevention of organised, group and repeated crime, juvenile delinquency. MOLI-RU2 project is facilitating the participation of three foreign experts from the United Kingdom, Italy and Sweden. They will present the international experience in combating corruption and, in particular, criminal law confiscation and correlation between corruption and gifts.