Head of National Guard: Corruption is main task in 2017
As the National Guard’s Chief of Troops Viktor Zolotov reported to journalists, strengthening of anti-corruption actions within the newly created security agency will be the Guard’s important priority in 2017.
At the same time, the head of the federal service identified corruption as a systemic threat to the new executive body.
"The main tasks for the 2017: implementing the second phase of measures aimed at the National Guard troops formation, ensuring public safety during the Confederations Football Cup, improving the efficiency of combatting corruption and malfeasances, as a systemic threat to the newly formed federal executive body," the National Guard’s Chief of Troops said.
Viktor Zolotov stressed the necessity to carry out purposeful work to improve the National Guard’s authority in society and strengthen the credibility on the part of citizens.
Let us recall that the National Guard of Russia based on the Interior Ministry troops was created on April 5 2016 by a special decree of the President. Army General Viktor Zolotov was appointed head of the new federal agency. At the moment, the law enforcement agency‘s military personnel exceeds 340 thousand people.
In addition to the internal troops and special units of the Interior Ministry, in the National Guard of Russia includes MIA governing bodies and subdivisions, exercising state control over the circulation of weapons and the activities in the field of private security.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?