Transparency International has included Russia in the list is not fighting corruption countries

Transparency International has included Russia in the list is not fighting corruption countries

The Russian authorities do not take adequate measures to combat bribery of foreign officials. this is stated in the report of the international anti-corruption organization Transparency International, “Exporting corruption” (Exporting Corruption).


In Russia from 2014 to 2017, was not initiated any criminal case on bribery of foreign officials. the Russian legislation does not provide penalties for a promise or offer of a bribe to such person, said the organization’s experts. In their opinion, in Russia is a lack of cooperation between government agencies responsible for investigating corruption. In particular, we are talking about the interaction of the interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee of Russia.

“Russia has serious achievements in the field of transparency of justice (the majority of countries report not even publish court decisions on the Internet)” — presented in the words of the lawyer of “transparency international — Russia” Grigory Mashanova. However, according to him, against foreign bribery by Russian companies there is no progress. The country’s leadership does not show any interest in solving this problem, he said. “The scale of corruption we can judge only on the persecution of Russian companies abroad, for example in history with a bribe of MTS in Uzbekistan, the daughter of the former President of Uzbekistan, Gulnara Karimova,” added Mashanov.

In preparing the report, the Transparency International experts have studied the work of Supervisory, investigative and judicial bodies of 44 countries that have signed the Convention of the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) on combating bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. These countries account for over 80% of world exports. Under the Convention, these States, including Russia, to investigate cases of corruption by companies registered in their jurisdiction. We are talking about violations of anti-corruption laws of other countries (for example, bribery of foreign officials).

The experts shared their observed countries into four categories: actively opposing the export of corruption (USA, Germany, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Israel), opposing the export of corruption, but not fully (Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Portugal), not opposing the export of corruption (France, Netherlands, Canada, Austria, Hungary, South Africa, Chile, Greece, Argentina, New Zealand, Lithuania) and do not take the necessary measures to combat corruption.