What is a kleptocracy? Kleptocracy is a system in which well-connected elite is able to use patronage or corruption to exploit the national resources for individual gain. This site has been launched by the Hudson Institute and Kleptocracy Intiative to provide insight into the business networks and influence of individuals many based in Russia and other Eastern European nations.
It has provides profiles of Roman Abramovich and Vladimir Putin which contain documents on their business dealings and sphere of influence. The website provides guidance on sources and reading of the legal documents.
Also relevant on this theme is the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) , a not-for-profit joint program of a number of regional investigative centres covering Eastern Europe to Central Asia which has news stories and updates on investigative journalism projects relating to corruption and influence in these regions.