Kyiv Post's Vlad Lavrov takes part in investigation into global trade in body parts

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July 17, 2012, 9:49 a.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

Vlad Lavrov
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Vlad Lavrov is a staff writer at the Kyiv Post, Ukraine's English-language newspaper and a leading news source in the nation.

Lavrov was previously business and world editor with Ukraine’s weekly newsmagazine Korrespondent, and business editor at the Ukrainian weekly Novynar.

Lavrov has participated in several international investigative projects, including ICIJ’s Tobacco Underground, which detailed organized crime’s involvement in tobacco smuggling. The project was honored with the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner Award, the Overseas Press Club of America Award, and the Online Journalism Award for best web coverage of international affairs.

He investigated cigarette smuggling in the Ukraine-EU border area in Tobacco Roads with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. In the project Transnistria - Revealing Europe’s Black Hole he helped produce stories on illegal trade in the self-proclaimed Transdniester Republic in Moldova. Recently, Lavrov has written about shell companies in offshore jurisdictions and their links to organized crime and money laundering.

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