Corruption: Local & National

The discourse of corruption has featured heavily in Russia-related news these past few weeks thanks to the large-scale theft that was allegedly uncovered in the Glonass navigation-satellite program, new investigations into Rostelecom executives, and the rumours  earlier this month that Iraq had cancelled a $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia due to concerns about corruption. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 21, 2012

TODAY: Moscow refuses repression rally; Samutsevich may request former lawyers to be stripped of licenses; one-third of Russians cannot name Kirill; Mochalov starts anti-corruption newspaper, beauty queen gives anti-corruption speech; Gazprom monopoly could be broken; retail slump. Moscow refused to grant permission for an opposition rally against ‘political repression’ on the grounds that there is […]