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Boris Bork

Boris Bork

Boris Bork became an internet star on March 2016. On his photos he looked very fit for his 60 years and quite young, he was dressing up as a rich person and was visiting expensive places. 

Through the course of two months he was changing his image. Gundreds of young people were writing to him in hopes of receiving help for their startup projects and hundreds of young women were hoping to become his girlfriends. 

Boris was receiving invitations from popular TV channels and radio stations – they wanted to use him as an example of happy retirement. Everyone wanted to know the story of life of this elderly gentleman from Russia.  

As it turned out, Boris Bork is a fake persona that was promoted by a marketing specialist Roman Zaripov and his friend Michael. By investing 50 000 rubles into top quality photoshoots, spending time in restaurants, buying expensive clothes as well as other elements that are attributed to actual millionaires, they have managed to create the image of a perfect senior individual. 

Among the victims – only his deceived subscribers, many of which were hoping to meet Boris in person. Their moral damage should make us think how well we know those people that we meet on the net.


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Billion-dollar bank fraud in Moldova

Not so long ago, in June, BBC World Service described a devastating bank scam in Moldova – a scam through which a billion dollars (country’s %12 of GDP) was taken from the manipulated banks, put into the Latvian banks and finally disappeared in an unknown direction. It is apparent that the scam has been in development for years, but it concluded on November 2014. The three bust banks were closed in Moldova and its economy was ruined as the society was starting to uproar. 

Parliament of the Ukraine voted to seize what is known as the offshore assets of former president Viktor Yanukovich

On Thursday the parliament of the Ukraine voted “yes” to a law, which is going to allow the Ukrainian government to seize what is known as the offshore assets of former president Viktor Yanukovich without requiring any court orders. 

During the 2013-14 Maidan Yanukovich was forced to flee to Russia. Crimea then became a part of Russia in March 2014 and an uprising of eastern Ukraine put a start to a civil war in Ukraine.