Vladivostok mayor urges city's inhabitants to inform him of bribes through Facebook
The reaction of subscribers to the mayor’s message was ambiguous.
On his Facebook page, Vladivostok Mayor Vitaly Verkeenko declared Vladivostok “a city without corruption” and called residents of the city who personally faced corruption episodes in the city administration, the police, and the prosecutor's office, to inform him about this via a personal message.
Verkeenko noted that the fight against corruption is one of the necessary conditions for the successful development of the city. He promised complete anonymity to all those who would address him, RIA VladNews reports.
Over two hours, his message got more than 600 likes and several dozen comments. At the same time, the reaction of subscribers to the post of mayor proved to be ambiguous. Many supported the city head: “You think it’s possible? Would be great”; “I hope you’ll actually pull this off!”; “Strong head equals successful city.”
Others were amused by the message: “Nice joke”; “What a questionable venture”; “Rock against drugs, mayor against corruption, bees against honey.”
To recall, the previous Mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev is currently in the dock on charges of taking bribes, abuse of office, and commercial bribery. His case is considered by the Tverskoy Court of Moscow.
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