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15 Min
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Ram?nas ?au?ikovas
ParentPostimees Grupp

15min (Lithuanian: Penkiolika minu?i?) is one of the largest news websites in Lithuania, and is owned by Estonian media company Postimees Grupp. The website attracts over one million unique users per month and is led by CEO Ram?nas ?au?ikovas.

15min was founded in 2005 as a free daily newspaper published in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaip?da and was distributed in public buses, streets, and some cafés. In December 2011, it became a weekly newspaper circulating in seven Lithuanian cities.[1] The newspaper was closed in 2013 as the company decided to concentrate its operations on digital platforms only.

In May 2016, 15min disabled anonymous comments, starting an "Internet Hygiene" movement.[] In 2016, 15min introduced a paywall to ad-blockers.

15min is known for its explanatory journalism and investigative journalism and was an official partner of the Panama Papers investigation team.

In March 2019, in conjunction with the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, 15min broke a story regarding a nearly $9 billion global money laundering scheme allegedly constructed by Sberbank CIB (formerly known as "Troika Dialog").[2] The scheme is known as ?kioLeaks or Troika Laundromat.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ U?daromas dienra?tis ,,15min"
  2. ^ "One of Putin's closest friends was just implicated in a massive money laundering scheme". TheWeek.com. March 4, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ ?erniauskas, ?ar?nas (4 March 2019). "?kio bankas - milijardin?s pinig? plovimo sistemos centre" [?kio bankas is at the center of the billion-dollar money laundering system]. 15min (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Garside, Juliette (4 March 2019). "Q&A: what is the 'Troika Laundromat' and how did it work?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "The Troika Laundromat". OCCRP. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Russian Troika Dialog bank investigation reveals offshore money laundering scheme". bne IntelliNews. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ O'Conner, Colin (4 March 2019). "The Troika Laundromat: Five Quick Takeaways". RFE/RL. Retrieved 2019.

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