Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough is author of Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back.

The downfall of Russia’s oligarchs

The normal justification for sanctioning oligarchs is that doing so will cost them money, causing them to put pressure on Vladimir Putin so he stops killing Ukrainians. But this rests on the untested assumption that they are able to put pressure on him, and that is where the plan is currently falling down. Oligarchs are