Russia: Panama Papers an attempt to destabilise Russian society - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the 'Panama Papers' leak is another attempt by Russia's opponents to destabilise Russian society from within, during a speech at the 3rd Media Forum of Independent Regional and Local Media in St. Petersburg, Thursday.
"Our opponents are not concerned by it [Russian strength] but by the unity and cohesion of the Russian nation and the multinational Russian people. In this regard there are attempts to shake us from the inside, make us more pliant and obedient," Putin said. He added, "What is the easiest way to do this? It is to induce mistrust for the authorities within society."
Moreover, the Russian leader said "WikiLeaks has showed us that official people and official organs of the US are behind this," in reference to a WikiLeaks Tweet which stated that the "PanamaPapers Putin attack was produced by OCCRP which targets Russia & former USSR and was funded by USAID & Soros."
The data provided in the leak centres around the activities of Mossack Fonseca over a period from the 1970s until spring 2016. There is believed to be an estimated 11.5 million documents in the Panama Papers, making it the largest leak of its kind. The information provided in the leak purportedly exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders as well as unveiling data on the financial activities of 128 other politicians and public officials from a number of countries.

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