Lithuanian Tied to Money Laundering Funds Kremlin’s Church

A company owned by a Lithuanian businessman who allegedly was part of a network that laundered money looted by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea has donated funds for the construction of the third highest church in Russia that will serve as the principal temple of Russia’s armed forces.

Vladimir Stefanov (Photo: Vidmantas Balkunas / 15min)A foundation called Voskresenie, established for the purpose of the construction of the temple, has listed among the nearly 55,000 donors Vladimir Stefanov’s ‘Marine Services and Repairs Pte.’ as a donor without saying how much it has donated.

The letter of appreciation at the foundation’s website is co-signed by the Russian Defense Ministry. Among the donors to Voskresenie, which stands for “Resurrection” in Russian, are private citizens but also also officials from the Russian aviation industry, as well as banks and energy companies.

Stefanov was in 2016 exposed by OCCRP as having been part of

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