POSTED: December 4th 2013
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Russia establishes anti-corruption department at the Kremlin

(L to R) Visiting Fisht Stadium. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and Vladimir Putin on a tour for updates on the Sochi Games / Kremlin
(L to R) Visiting Fisht Stadium. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and Vladimir Putin on a tour for updates on the Sochi Games / Kremlin

CHAD WISE / SFC

According to a decree announced Tuesday, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has created an anti-corruption department in the presidential administration, which will monitor the current anti-corruption laws and suggest changes needed to counter corruption.

Oleg Plokhoi, formerly of the Kremlin’s personnel department, will head the new department.

In a survey conducted by Transparency International, Russia is allegedly the most corrupt of the world’s leading economies with Pakistan, Gambia and Mali.

It is reported billions of dollars are paid in bribes in Russia annually and graft remain endemic, government officials admitted.

Alexei Navalny, an opposition leader, gained massive support following a campaign against corruption and anti-Putin protests in 2011 and 2012. He was the runner-up in Moscow mayoral elections in 2013.

Plokhoi will work with the current anti-corruption council, which Putin chairs with top government ministers and senior security officials.


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