Category Archives: investigative committee

How the ‘Experts Case’ Explains Everything that’s Happening in Russia Right Now

As covered in the previous post, in June a prominent Russian economist – Sergey Guriev – fled Russia after investigators began targeting him in the case of a 2011 report on the human rights implications of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s ongoing incarceration. … 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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War on Corruption – Chaika Reports, Bastrykin Interrogated, Powers Sought, Personnel Changed

[Note: for new readers, the ‘war on corruption’ here refers to a program that performs two roles – (i) reducing the overall level and pervasiveness of corruption in Russia; and (ii) providing a platform through which Pres. Medvedev can build … Continue reading

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