TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The murder of Yevgeny Prigozhin not only caused shock in society, but heightened concerns about the personal security of representatives of the military, political, and economic establishment. It all started with asset seizure and attempts to humiliate the opponent, followed by exile to Africa. Finally, Mr. Prigozhin was demonstratively eliminated on the eve of the two-month anniversary of the uprising. The incident proved that agreements with Putin and the personal commitments of Alexander Lukashenko do not guarantee anything to anyone.
According to Russian authorities, Yevgeny Prigozhin crashed aboard his business jet. Yevgeny Prigozhin was allegedly on the board of the crashed aircraft. Formally, the founder of the Wagner Group died exactly two months after the organized uprising. Vladimir Putin called the organizers of the uprising "traitors", but later provided assurances of immunity.
Sergey Lavrov arrived at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg instead of Putin, who is evading international justice. Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he will personally represent Moscow at the BRICS summit. Besides Russia, BRICS includes Brazil, India, China, and South Africa.
The process of renouncing citizenship is becoming more complicated in Russia. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has drafted two orders regarding the citizenship checks of Russian citizens, including those living abroad. If violations of the procedure for terminating Russian citizenship are detected during the check, the person will retain its citizenship.
The worsening of socio-economic situation forces Russians to mortgage their real estate to the banks. According to Sberbank, the demand for non-targeted loans secured by real estate has more than doubled. "Sberbank issued almost 8 thousand loans under the program 'Non-targeted loan secured by real estate' from January to July 2023 - this is 2.4 times more than in the same period last year.