Russian Police Graft And Corruption

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The BBC is  reporting that the Russian Police are “shaking down” the public.  I don’t know alot about Russia other than Putin is in charge. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8190115.stm As early as 2005 “graft” has become an accepted ( yet improper) way of life for Russians. See http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1066122.html Apparently the local law enforcement officers are under paid and resort to shakedowns to boost their income. A leading politician stated Duma Deputy Speaker Vladimir Pekhtin (Unified Russia)  corruption was so widespread that “some unscrupulous officials see their offices as a source of rent.”


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