Russian Capital Flight, Economic Reforms, and U.S. Interests: An Analysis [Updated March 10, 2000] [open pdf - 111KB]
From the Abstract: "Russian capital flight is a longstanding problem with negative effects on the partially reformed Russian economy. Recent reports of Russian money laundering and other financial scandals involving the Russian Central Bank, the Bank of New York, other commercial banks, and even former President Yeltsin's household involve forms of capital flight and have drawn greater attention to the problem. They have been the subjects of Congressional hearings and have focused the attention of Members of Congress and others on U.S. interests in Russia and the effectiveness of U.S. policies. Recent legislation has been proposed as a result of concern over these scandals and Russian capital flight. This report will be updated as events warrant. For additional information see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Issue Brief, Russia: Issue Brief, IB92089."
CRS Report for Congress, RL30394