All Posts Tagged With: "corruption"

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State Corruption Damages Total 7.9B Rubles in 2012

A new report by the Russian Investigative Committee says that corruption within state agencies caused a staggering 7.9 billion rubles in damages in 2012.

Dec 9, 2012 | Continued
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Abramovich and the English Royal Treasurer

Writing for Ekho Moskvy, activist Natalia Pelevine details a case of financial corruption that exemplifies how such machinations that span geographical boundaries and find Russian oligarchs together with some unlikely bedfellows.

Oct 4, 2012 | Continued
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Part of their Repertory

Satirist Victor Shenderovich discusses an ironic but all too representative instance of corruption within the Russian government, and issues a warning to politicians who think their impunity will last forever.

Jul 19, 2012 | Continued
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Yulia Latynina: Legalizing the Loot

Renowned journalist Yulia Latynina describes the blatant corruption that influences whether the Russian state decides a company should be privatized or nationalized.

May 26, 2012 | Continued
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Tortured Judge Speaks Out About Corruption

A federal judge in Sochi who endured eight months of torture after trying to prosecute his colleages for shady business dealings speaks out about corruption in the Russian judicial system.

Jan 9, 2012 | Continued
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Financial Times Reports on Putin’s Palace

The Financial Times has come out with a report on the disturbing questions raised by connections between Putin, Bank Rossiya, and a grandiose palace on the Black Sea.

Dec 4, 2011 | Continued
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Muscovites Protest Mayor Sobyanin’s ‘Tile Aggression’

Residents of Moscow are protesting a move by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to replace 4 million cubic meters of sidewalk pavement with stone tiles – the exact type of business his wife happens to own.

Jul 26, 2011 | Continued
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Freedom House: Russian Internet Only ‘Partly Free’

A new report out on the state of internet freedom around the world indicates deterioration in the situation in Russia, where bloggers and opposition websites are increasingly under attack.

Apr 18, 2011 | Continued
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Businessman Buys ‘Putin’s Palace’ as a Hotel

A wealthy businessman has reportedly purchased the companies that control a palatial complex on the Black Sea purported to have been built for Vladimir Putin’s personal use; the project’s whistleblower says the move is just a diversion.

Mar 3, 2011 | Continued
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‘Ruleaks’ Posts Pictures of ‘Putin’s Black Sea Palace’

Photographs of a sprawling Black Sea mansion suspected to have been built for Vladimir Putin have been posted on Ruleaks, the Russian analog of Wikileaks.

Jan 21, 2011 | Continued