In Russia Federal financial monitoring service (Rosfinmonitoring) reported that at the moment the use of virtual currencies in the Commission of crimes in the economic sphere in the country is not fixed.
However, according to its specialists, “crypto-currencies can be used at different stages of the movement of drug money, including calculations of drug users for drugs, the legalization of criminally obtained income and the distribution of funds between the organizers of the OPG, as well as the remuneration of zakladka, drug dealers, workers of laboratories”.
In 2017, according to the Agency, in 23 regions of the Russian Federation noted the use of bitcoins in drug trafficking.
At the same time, the threat of the use of cryptocurrency for the financing of terrorism, Rosfinmonitoring is assessed as low. In the corresponding report of the Department it is associated with low frequency of detection of such facts:
It should be noted that this figure is based on historical data and may not reflect the real state of Affairs as potentially possible existence of terrorist groups who use these methods, but the absence of state regulation does not allow objectively to estimate the amount of funds in circulation in the above areas.
Recall that last year, the Federal financial monitoring service called the bitcoin transactions to the maximum risks due to their anonymity. Recently, the Deputy Director of the office Pavel Livadny said that it opposes the free exchange of cryptocurrency in Russia.