字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント My name is Luke Harding. I'm a journalist and a writer, and my new book is called “Collusion,” and it's about Donald Trump and Russia. Putin and money, they're a taboo topic inside Russia. I wrote stories about this in 2007 based on sources inside his presidential administration who were saying, quietly, that he was worth about $40 billion. That was a decade ago. The thing is Russia's a kleptocracy. It's also the world's biggest oil producer, and the people at the top of the Russian state are all kind of multi-billionaires. And Putin is at the head of this pyramid although officially his salary's $100 thousand a year. Putin allegedly controls 37% of Russian oil company Surgutneftegaz, 4.5% of natural gas company Gazprom. He also has holdings in commodities trader Gunvor. In 2012, estimates of his wealth were upped to $70 billion. Now, everyone in the Russian elite knows he's the richest guy in town by a long way, but the beauty of the system is that formally nothing belongs to him and everything is held by proxies, some of whom are now under US sanctions. It's a kind of clever system, but of course he's enormously rich and for Putin, the thing about money is it's kind of liquid power, and power ultimately is what interests him.