Tracing Dirty Russian Money and Getting the World to React + 'Follow the Money' Workshop

We are delighted to invite you to our secondevent of Michaelmas 2022, which will take place on Tuesday, October 18, in the Old Library at All Souls College at 8:30pm. As always, there will be a wine reception prior to the event, starting at 8pm. The speaker will be Šarūnas Černiauskas, who will be speaking to us on ‘Tracing Dirty Russian Money and Getting the World to React’. Please read to the end of the abstract for information on our ‘Follow the Money’ Workshop.

Šarūnas Černiauskas is a Lithuanian investigative journalist and the founder of, a non-profit investigative reporting centre that covers the Baltic region. Černiauskas and his team have amassed a wealth of experience in tracking illegal activity, tracing laundered money, and uncovering sources of illicit proceeds. has made substantial contributions to some of the most important cross-border investigations with global repercussions, including the ICIJ-led Panama, Paradise, and Pandora Papers, as well as the FinCEN Files. is also an OCCRP member centre and was a key contributor to the OCCRP’s Fraud Factory investigation and the Troika Laundromat, which won the Sigma Data Journalism Award in 2020. In partnership with the Belarusian Investigative Center, has also investigated the financial trails of Lukashenko’s inner circle, exposing the illegal activities of some of the most powerful men in Belarus, whose names were subsequently put on the EU sanction lists.

Main access to the Old Library is via a steep staircase. Arrangements can be made for those with limited mobility to use a stairlift and a Fellow’s room to gain access. Please let us know at least one day in advance if you require this type of assistance. Capacity is limited so please arrive early.

We will be hosting a dinner with the speaker before the event. The dinner is at 6.15pm at Quod, 92-94 High St. If you would like to ballot for a spot, please respond to this e-mail ( by Monday evening. Those selected will receive an email the following day. Please note that dinner attendees are required to pay for their own consumption.

A £2 fee for attendance is kindly requested for all non-members of OUSSG. If you need to renew your membership, you can do so on our website or at the door.

In addition to our regular talk, Černiauskas has also kindly agreed to host a ‘Follow the Money’ workshop for a small number of students. The workshop will take place on the same day from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. If you would like the ballot for a spot, please email

We look forward to seeing you there!