Forced corrupt officials released from punishment

Forced corrupt officials released from punishment

The Ministry of justice is developing amendments to the legislation on combating corruption. Writes about this family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

According to the publication, it is planned to allocate cases where corrupt act “as a result of force majeure” is not a criminal offence. The Department explained that sometimes the observance of limitations and restrictions it is sometimes not possible due to objective reasons, the exemption in the legislation. Examples of such circumstances, the Ministry of justice failed.

In the formulation of the amendments also involved the Ministry of labor, Ministry of interior, the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee.

16 January 2019, the head of Sberbank German Gref said the only way to fight corruption in the country. In his view, this task can handle only the digitalization of the Russian economy.

On 9 January the chief economist of the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) Sergei Guriev said that the level of corruption in Russia is much higher than is commonly believed.

According to the Prosecutor General, in 2018 in Russia was recorded 3171 case of receiving a bribe. This is 9.4 percent more than the year before. The most corruption-prone regions were Moscow, the Moscow and Rostov region.