Category Archives: anti-corruption legislation

Luzhkov [Figuratively] Spits in Medvedev’s Face

In politics, symbolic acts are often important since the symbolism adds contextual meaning to a typically opaque decision making process.  Symbolism is even more significant in Russia because of the low level of transparency and “high context” culture. This week, … Continue reading

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This is How We Roll: Russians Learn How to Pronounce FCPA

What a difference a month makes. Back in April, the only Western company generating corruption-related headlines was IKEA, which I dutifully summarized here and here. One of the reasons why IKEA garnered so much attention was that up until that … Continue reading

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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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