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Corruption: Russia’s Widening Plague


Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has made tackling endemic national corruption a top priority. But new ratings by Transparency International suggest his country is swiftly losing ground. The misappropriation of federal, regional and local funds is now thought to exceed $100 billion annually, a third of the country’s national budget.

Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has made tackling endemic national corruption a top priority. But new ratings by Transparency International suggest his country is swiftly losing ground. The misappropriation of federal, regional and local funds is now thought to exceed $100 billion annually, a third of the country’s national budget.

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