In this brief, Follow the Money and end up in real estate in strategic areas, Patrik Oksanen, senior fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum, explores how laundered Russian money is channelled to various real estate projects across Finland and Sweden. He further elaborates on how these properties often are located in areas with strategic importance, and how they can be used by Russia as forward operating bases in a grey zone-scenario.
Patrik Oksanen is Senior Fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum. He is a journalist and writer in security and defence. In 2017, he won the prize as editorial writer of the year by Dagens Opinion and as journalist of the year 2018 by Dagens Media. His book Skarpa Skärvor shows how information warfare is a threat to the open society.