Chaika: a criminal drama in five acts



Watched by over 5 million people in less than two months, the Anti-Corruption Foundation is now releasing the English version of a documentary that has shone the light on the criminal activities of the Russian Prosecutor General’s family.

From high-end hotels in Greece to the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia, the investigation reveals the sources of the Prosecutor General’s sons’ fabulous fortunes – while uncovering a trail of crime and cover-ups (that stretches all the way to the Kremlin). 

The film’s release comes a day after the US Treasury officially confirmed that it considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be personally corrupt.

In December 2015, “Chaika: a criminal drama in five acts,” a documentary produced by Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, frayed political nerves in Russia when it revealed the vast wealth of Yuri Chaika, Russia’s Prosecutor General and the most powerful man in Russia’s judicial system, The Henry Jackson Society adds:

Most of Chaika’s wealth, the documentary alleged, was acquired through corrupt means and in business with one of Russia’s most notorious and most violent organised-crime families, the Tsapoks. The documentary caused such a stir in Russia that President Vladimir Putin was questioned about his anti-corruption efforts during his annual stage-managed press conference, on 17 December 2015.

A preview of the documentary was shown on BBC’s Newsnight on Friday, 22 January 2016.

By kind invitation of Chris Bryant MP, The Henry Jackson Society and the Anti-Corruption Foundation are pleased to invite you to the English-language premier of “Chaika”.The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and Roman Borisovich, Supervisory Board Member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. The event will include an introduction from Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at HJS.

TIME: 12:30 – 14:00, Tuesday 2nd February 2016

VENUE: Grimmond Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA

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