Medvedev Speaks Honestly on Corruption

It would be hard for anyone to disagree with what the Russian president said today:

“As regards the fight against corruption, it is clear that we are at the very start of this path. Nobody is feeling dizzy with success. There is actually no success so far,” Medvedev was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.

“We were striving to set up a legislative framework for these actions for the first time in 20 years.”

However, inevitably the question comes back to the growing gap between well meaning rhetoric and political realities.  As we can see from Jason Corcoran at the Guardian, there is no shortage of journalists willing to drink the kool-aid.  Let’s hope he is right that promises from this government to eradicate legal nihilism are “no longer utterly hollow.”