This article posted today on the CNN website is a handy guide to “reputation laundering” by Russian and American oligarchs. We knew about the Sacklers, who put their name on prestigious institutions for years to wash away the stain of the opioids that made them billionaires. Then there is pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who bought his way into MIT. And now there is a panoply of Russian oligarchs, who became wealthy during an era of massive corruption in the transition from the Soviet Union to Russia. They are philanthropists now.