Moscow bribes are never under 2 million rubles
This year’s total amount of bribes is three times that of the previous year.
An average bribe in Moscow has grown threefold in 2016, making over 2 million rubles, admitted Oleg Baranov, the Moscow Police Chief, at an expanded MIA Board on Thursday, January 26.
Besides, Baranov said that 17% more corruption-related crimes were revealed in 2016 than in 2015. For instance, Russian Investigative Committee reported 19.513 thousand criminal cases of corruption in December.
Over the recent years the bribes have been growing larger. While in 2015 an average bribe in Moscow was over 650 thousand rubles, in 2014 an under-the-table payment was almost half the amount.
Yesterday reports came that a bribe in the Moscow Region has skyrocketed by 3.5 times in 2016 going beyond 1 million rubles. Over the passed year 76 incidents of bribe-taking were revealed, as well as 16 incidents of bribery mediation, according to Aleksandr Bukovsky, the Deputy Head of the local MIA Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption.
Meanwhile, the State Duma claims the threefold increase does not sound credible due to the ruble devaluation.
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