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    Russian investigators will check Russian individuals and entities cited in 'the Panama Papers' publication on offshore dealings, Prosecutor General's Office spokesman Alexander Kurennoy said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung published alleged documents from the Panamanian Mossack Fonseca company in which the newspaper confirms ties to a number of world leaders and their circles to off-shore schemes.

    The German publication specifically notes Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Azeri President Ilham Aliev, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, Saudi King Alman ibn Abdul-Aziz al Saud, the late father of British Prime Minister David Cameron, and a number of individuals allegedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation will check the information published in domestic and foreign media on a number of Russian individuals and entities allegedly having offshore companies and accounts," Kurennoy said.

    Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced a consortium of international research in the West and in Russia was planning to publish “hoax material” on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family and his childhood friends.

    The spokesman added that the Kremlin expects the information attacks against Russia and Putin to continue.


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