RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2012

TODAY: Protesters turn to party politics; small group marches to mark anniversary of December 5 protests; Kudrin teaming up with Navalny; Perepelichnyy linked to Litvinenko suspect; Russia low on corruption index; Credit Suisse to close Moscow arm; Pussy Riot penalty could be used to block parole.  Members of the public are turning away from protest […]

Russia’s Inability to Fight Corruption

Despite the “anti-corruption drive” at the Ministry of Defense which has got so many people unreasonably excited, Russia continues to find it difficult to leave the bottom third in international corruption rankings such as Transparency International’s CPI. This year’s ranking represents a very modest improvement, but still leaves Russia right in the range of Kazahkstan […]