Category Archives: corruption

What’s Wrong with Russia – Part I – Infrastructure

[Note: this the first in a series of posts covering what are, in my opinion, the most significant examples of ‘what is wrong with Russia]. I’m not starting with the subject of infrastructure because it is necessarily the most significant … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Business and Economy, corruption, Economic development, economics, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, infrastructure, russia, Russian economy | 9 Comments

Daimler Did Not Pay Bribes in Russia – MVD Source

So MVD finished its thorough investigation of the corruption allegations against Daimler.  Recall, this April Daimler settled violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The … Continue reading

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Developing Kremlin Corruption Scandal – Olympics of Bribery

I have been sitting on this story for a while, waiting to see if anything actually happens and now it appears that it will amount to something – so here goes.  A few months ago, Russian construction entrepreneur and minigarch … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribes, bureaucracy, corruption, criminal law, daimler, Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Medvedev, officials, oligarchs, prosecutor general, Putin, rule of law, russia, war on corruption | 9 Comments

You Just Got Coded – Russian Officials Face New Ethical Rules

Last week, at a regular meeting of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Council, Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Naryshkin announced the completion of a draft Model Code of Ethics for all public officials (государственные служащие) of the Russian Federation.  The draft … Continue reading

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Russian Authorities Looking into both Daimler and Volkswagen

According to RBC Daily, the Russian Investigative Committee (under the Prosecutor General office) is examining whether criminal charges should be brought against government officials who allegedly received kickbacks with respect to public purchases of Mercedes Benz vehicles.  The Daimler story … Continue reading

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