Empty threats won't worry Russia. Britain needs a better approach | Mark Rice-Oxley

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The threat posed by the Kremlin can be reduced if Britain refuses to handle its dirty money and takes on a PR offensive

Oh, Russia! Even before we point fingers over poison and speculate about secret agents and spy swaps and pub food in Salisbury, one thing has become clear: Russia appears lost, a global menace, a moral vacuum, a far greater threat than it ever was during the cold war.

Its agents pop over for murder and shopping, even while its crooks use Britain as a 24/7 laundromat for their ill-gotten billions, stolen from compatriots. Its digital natives use their skills not for solving Russia’s own considerable internal problems but to subvert the prosperous adversaries that it secretly envies.

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