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Russians Sending Significant Sums to Terrorist Groups – Financial Watchdog

Russian adults are wiring estimable sums of money to terrorist groups that find donations online to fight “infidels,” the head of Russia’s state financial watchdog told President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Wednesday.

The electronic transfers strech tens of millions of rubles (hundreds of thousands of dollars) any year, the chief of the Rosfinmonitoring watchdog, Yury Chikhanchin specified after the meeting, the Interfax news organisation reported. For comparison, a series of terror attacks in Paris final Nov that killed 130 people cost organizers about 2,000 euros to 3,000 euros, Chikhanchin was quoted as saying, but naming the source of the estimate.

“It positively causes a very good regard … that even posts on social networks observant the money is indispensable for wars opposite ‘infidels’ prompt people who live in Russia to respond and send [money],” Chikhanchin told Putin, according to a twin expelled by the Kremlin.

The series of financial sponsors in Russia is estimated at a few dozen people, according to Chikhanchin.

“What drives those people? Each one of them substantially has their possess reason; we need to sort this out,” he said.

Chikhanchin’s financial watchdog and the Federal Security Service (FSB) are perplexing to identify apprehension cells in Russia, as good as terrorists who came to Syria to fight alongside with the Islamic State militant group, and the businesses that “abet and make income from terrorism,” he told Putin.

Government agents have identified 42 apprehension cells in Russia so distant this year, along with 30 some-more found in other countries in cooperation with unfamiliar confidence services, Chikhanchin said.

About 1,500 people were combined to terrorist lists final year, and 3,500 bank accounts have been frozen, he told Putin.

The Islamic State is a terrorist classification criminialized in Russia.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/562179.html