Itar-Tass cited Mr Vladimir Putin Prime Minister told a meeting of the governmental commission on electric energy development recently that leaders of some major energy companies of Russia are involved in offshore money laundering and in use of corruption schemes with use of front organisations.
Mr Putin said Russia Energy Ministry has information about such activities of management of FSK UES, RusHydro, TGK-6 and other regional energy companies. He called for returning Russian assets from offshore zones this task will be a priority for the government.
He said that "We should put an end to the offshore heritage. Returning of the national economy, its strategic sectors from offshore money is our priority task for near future."