Russia inches up in Transparency International index.

By bne IntelliNews December 6, 2012
Russia moved up from 143rd to 133th place in the annual Transparency International corruption index, that surveys 176 countries. Russia scored 28 points out of 100 in the index, sharing the score with Kazakhstan, Iran, and Honduras. Head of Russian unit of TI Elena Panfilova told the press that while there is a notable advances in civil initiatives to curb corruption and high public demand to do so, the authorities are letting the society to deal with the problem only in few numbered cases. Recent corruption drills in military and agricultural government agencies was not yet incorporated in the rating. Panfilova noted that Russia is consistently scoring in the bottom of the rating, suggesting serious institutional problems, specific treatment of corruption by authorities and lack of public involvement in the issue. While many legal anti-corruption initiatives were passed in the past few years, the authorities are not actually enforcing them, TI believes.
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