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From Russia with Cash: a talk with Roman Borisovich

A hidden-camera masterpiece, the Channel 4 documentary ‘From Russia With Cash’ started a most successful political campaign. Soon after the premiere, then Prime Minister Cameron vowed to fight dirty money in the UK property market and the Criminal Finances Bill has received royal assent. The film’s shock and awe effect was largely due to the role of its anti-hero – the Russian health minister Boris – whose representation was based on the British public’s stereotypes rather than an accurate portrayal of a Russian government official. Roman Borisovich, the lead actor of the documentary (‘Boris’) will discuss the film and the perception of corruption in Russia and London.

Roman Borisovich is an actor, a political campaigner and anti-corruption activist. In 2014 Roman founded an anti-corruption NGO ClampK – the Committee for Legislation Against Money laundering in Properties by Kleptocrats. He is the leader of the campaign for beneficial ownership transparency. Prior to political advocacy, Roman had a successful executive career in banking and insurance. Since 1993 he worked in investment banks on Wall Street and the City of London and in 2007-2013 was the CFO of the largest Russian insurance company. Born in Moscow, Roman has been educated in Moscow State University and Columbia University, New York.

Roman Borisovich and supporting actress squaring up to the camera
Jun 17 2017 -

From Russia with Cash: a talk with Roman Borisovich

Roman Borisovich, leading actor in Channel 4's "From Russia with Cash", will discuss the film and the perception of corruption in Russia and London.

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