Identification of Money Laundering Schemes

What do we know about illicit international financial flows and their origins? How does money- laundering evolve and how prevalent is it? Which tools can we use to detect it?

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone with an understanding of the basic concepts surrounding anti-corruption. We seek to understand the international and Russian aspects of detecting money-laundering schemes in more detail.

As part of the course, students will learn how to

  • Explore the main types of illicit financial flows
  •  Work with open databases to research and identify money-laundering 
  • Become familiar with the theory and legal specifics of such international crimes
  • Understand the provisions of the main laws and procedures aimed at these in Russia and around the world
  • Gain an understanding of the most prevalent money-laundering schemes through trade transactions, cryptocurrencies, and real estate purchases.

Course format

Online classes once a week, including lectures and workshops. Classes will be accompanied by additional reading.


  • Vladislav Netyaev

    Vladislav Netyaev

    AML/CFT researcher

  • Ilia Shumanov

    Ilia Shumanov

    Expert in anti-corruption and AML/CFT