Never mind Panama Papers: It's business as usual at the Kremlin

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - It's business as usual on Tuesday (April 5) for Russian President Vladimir Putin as he meets with top officials in Moscow.

The meeting comes against a backdrop of a wide-ranging financial scandal in Panama that has already led to the resignation of one top official in Iceland.

Mr Putin makes no mention of the so-called Panama Papers.

The Kremlin has dismissed media reports alleging links between Mr Putin and offshore transactions worth billions of dollars, saying they were aimed at discrediting the Kremlin leader.

The "Panama Papers" have cast light on the financial arrangements of high-profile politicians and public figures. Among those named in the documents are friends of Mr Putin and relatives of the leaders of China, Britain, Iceland and Pakistan, as well as the President of Ukraine.