Ramping Up Russian Anti-Corruption Efforts

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT) -- Despite Russia’s recent reputation for corruption — it is ranked 154 out of 178 countries on Transparency International’s 2010 Global Corruption Perception Index[1] — Russia has a long history of anti-corruption legislation. One of its earliest anti-corruption laws can be traced back to the 15th century[2], and Russia continued to pass significant anti-corruption legislation throughout the Soviet era.[3] These laws, however, were not always enforced, and over the last 20 years corruption in Russia became an increasingly worse problem as the country struggled to transition into...
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