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Entries in Russia (235)


Russia considers imposing criminal liability on legal entities

The lower house of Russia's national legislature -- the State Duma -- has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.

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Survey: Enforcement drives compliance, and whistleblowers rise

AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they're taking to deal with the risks.

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An Open Iran: Normalization dividend with a compliance nightmare

We are perhaps six weeks away from a deal which would open up a country shunned for nearly four decades.

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Putin signs law to ban ‘undesirable’ NGOs

Image courtesy of the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin signed a law this month that allows prosecutors to declare foreign and international non-governmental organizations "undesirable" and arrest Russians cooperating with them.

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British procurement engineer jailed for taking foreign-project bribes

A British man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take bribes in connection with purchasing decisions for energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt, Russia, and Singapore.

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Canada Senate adopts Magnitsky sanctions resolution

Image courtesy of justiceforsergei.comThe Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.

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Russia ‘bribe envelopes’ are a big hit

Image from Facebook courtesy of artist Vasily Slonov is selling special envelopes to use for paying bribes.

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Threat to peace: Kleptocrats and diversionary wars

In her excellent book, Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes argues persuasively that foreign corruption is a threat to U.S. national security because it drives people to radical Islam. There is an additional aspect to this problem: corrupt regimes are a national security threat because they start wars in order to divert attention from their own corruption.  

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Russia mulls whistleblower reward law

State Duma of the Russian Federation The Russian Duma is considering amendments to the antibribery law to bring the country's legislation into compliance with international principles of anti-corruption. One proposed amendment is the regulation of whistleblowing activity.

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DOJ asks Sweden to freeze $30 million in TeliaSonera, Uzbek graft probe

The United States asked Swedish authorities to freeze more than $30 million in assets linked to an investigation into possible bribery of Uzbek officials and money laundering, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported Wednesday.

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Russia: No corporate criminal liability for bribes, but there's still punishment

There is no criminal liability of a legal entity for bribery in Russia because only a person is subject to the Russian criminal law. But that's not the end of the story.

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Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol's website (click to enlarge)Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

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