Since Belarus’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, it has maintained strong economic and cultural ties with Russia and has been dependent on Russia's economic support.
Entries in Belarus (7)
Because of frequent negative press coverage of Belarus, I always try to highlight positive developments with respect to my homeland. That’s a tendency that I typically share with the Belarusian government.
In the prior post, I published part of a note from an acquaintance in Belarus who used to work in a medical supply firm. It described a centralized, top-down procurement system susceptible to widespread graft. In this post, he talks about specific buying practices that defeat the rule of law, perpetuate the system, and protect those involved.
Last month I wrote posts on the FCPA Blog about my birthplace, Belarus. I talked about perceived corruption there and my optimistic outlook for the country as a destination for foreign direct investment. After the posts appeared, I heard from an acquaintance who until recently worked as in-house counsel for a Belarusian medical supply firm.