Meeting of the interdepartmental working group on countering illegal financial transactions 2018-10-10 17:00:00 Moscow Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino chaired a meeting of the interdepartmental working group on countering illegal financial transactions. The meeting participants discussed ways to better detect, investigate and prevent crimes related to legalisation (laundering) of criminal proceeds. Reports were delivered by representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring, the Interior Ministry, the Investigative Committee, the Supreme Court and the Justice Ministry. In addition, the participants exchanged views on the Finance Ministry’s report on measures to counter illegal financial transactions in production, processing and circulation of precious metals and stones. Following the meeting, specific instructions and recommendations were issued to promote interdepartmental cooperation and information exchange, and to draft proposals on amending certain provisions in applicable legislation.