Category Archives: anti-corruption legislation

IKEA Scandal – Furniture Giant’s Corruption Troubles Far from Over [Updated]

Image via Wikipedia I couldn’t help but notice the high level of traffic – 10 percent of which came from IKEA servers – my humble blog received for my post on the firing of two top expat executives from IKEA Russia … Continue reading

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What Bribery Looks Like in Russia

This little beauty popped up on YouTube this weekend.  It’s a hidden camera showing the ex-husband of Agrarian Minister Elena Skrynnik taking a bribe.  The video was used for his subsequent prosecution under Russia’s new anti-corruption legislation.  Mr. Skrynnik, a … Continue reading

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How Much Longer Does Medvedev Have on Corruption?

It’s no secret that, out of every policy Medvedev advocates, the anti-corruption message is the one that he truly owns. Corruption and the National Projects were the only topics Medvedev addressed when he was “campaigning” for President and everyone still … Continue reading

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The War Against Corruption Part III – Dima Builds a Krysha

In my previous two posts, I suggested that the ‘war on corruption’ might actually ‘real’, at least by Russian standards, as it will supply Medvedev with the necessary pretext to consolidate his power. Furthermore, Medvedev needs some means – typically … Continue reading

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The War Against Corruption Part II – Meet the Federal Bailiff’s Service

There are probably numerous reasons why Medvedev is so keen on going after corruption right now. I do not doubt that he genuinely cares about this subject, as he has been talking about it for a long time and also … Continue reading

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Medvedev’s Anti-Corruption Measures – Whitewash or Real Deal?

Many of you likely noticed this week that Pres. Medvedev and PM Putin disclosed their income, ownership interests, and financial obligations pursuant to the new law, ‘On Anti-Corruption Measures‘ (на Русском), which was passed in December of last year and … Continue reading

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Anti-Corruption Legislation Introduced into the Duma

Update: there is now an English translation of the legislation on the Kremlin’s website. How accommodating! Dima’s day is finally here – on October 1, after Pres. Medvedev met for the first time with the newly-formed Anti-Corruption Council, the Kremlin … Continue reading

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