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Background

The Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring" (hereinafter ITMCFM) was established on December 12, 2005 in accordance with the Decree of the Russian Federation Government dated 21 November, 2005 No 1989.

Brief information about the founder

The founder of the ITMCFM is the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) - the federal executive body that performs the functions of countering the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime, the financing of terrorism and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the development of state policy and legal regulation in this area, coordination of the relevant activities of other federal executive bodies, other state bodies and organizations, as well as the functions of the national center for assessing national security threats arising from transactions with funds or other assets, and development of measures to counter these threats.

Established in accordance with Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated March 9, 2004 No. 314 "On the System and Structure of Federal Executive Bodies" as a result of the transformation of the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Russian Federation (FMC of Russia), which was created in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated November 1, 2001 No. 1263 "On the Authorized Body on Combating Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime and Financing of Terrorism " and it became operational on February 1, 2002.

The Federal Financial Monitoring Service reports directly to the President of the Russian Federation.

Objectives of the ITMCFM activities:

  • The purpose of the ITMCFM activities in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 1, 2016 No. 1072-r, is to ensure the participation of the Russian Federation in the activities of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), FATF-Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs), including the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, the Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of the CIS Member States and other international organizations dealing with issues of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime, and financing of terrorism, as well as to ensure the joint activities of educational and scientific organizations - participants of the International Network AML/CFT Institute (hereinafter INI), including:
  • organizational and technical support for the participation of the Russian Federation in international events in the area of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism;
  • organizing and conducting training and methodological events on the issue of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism, including through the implementation of educational programs for additional professional education;
  • organizing and conducting research, mutual evaluation procedure and expertise in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism;
  • information support for the international activities of the Russian Federation in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism;
  • provision of technical assistance to the partner states of the Russian Federation by transferring knowledge and experience in order to develop institutional and personnel capacity in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism, including the formation of a technological infrastructure and ensuring the participation of representatives of these states in international events;
  • conducting professional and public accreditation of professional educational programs in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism;
  • organization and coordination of interaction between educational and scientific organizations - participants of the International Network AML/CFT Institute;

organization of educational, methodological and informational and analytical support for the activities of the International Network AML/CFT Institute in cooperation with educational and scientific organizations - members of the International Network AML/CFT Institute.