If 2021 has an international burn book, it’s the Pandora Papers, a two-year-long investigative exposé conducted by more than 600 journalists worldwide, otherwise known as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Unlike some other famed documents revealing the corruption encouraged by the world’s most prominent power players, this specific collection of 12 million confidential files centers on the financial secrets—luxury property machinations—of global political leaders. Everyone from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appear in the report. Indeed, the Pandora Papers extend far beyond these public officials and heads of state; the Papers span their entire inner circle.

Svetlana Krivonogikh, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged longtime mistress, spends much of her time at her luxury home in Monte Carlo.Photo: golibo/Getty Images

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