MIA: average bribe in Moscow region increased by 3.5 times in 2016
The average size of a bribe to the official amounted to more than one million rubles in the Moscow region.
The size of a bribe in the Moscow increased by 3.5 times and exceeded one million rubles in 2016. On Wednesday, 25 January, Deputy Chief of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Management of the CB MIA in the region Alexander Bukovsky told that journalists.
According to him, only last year 76 cases of bribe to various officials were identified, as well as 16 facts of the bribery mediation. In addition, 337 official crimes were registered, more than 250 people brought to responsibility in the region.
Earlier, the State Duma of the Russian Federation has claimed, they do not believe the data of the three-fold increase in the size of bribes due to the ruble devaluation.
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