Corruption Under Putin

Levada Center has also recently published a recurring survey on corruption in Russia.

According to the poll taken at the end of May, 37% of respondents said Putin should be held fully responsible for corruption in “upper echelons of power”. Another 43% said they believe the Russian president is at least partially to blame.

42% of those polled said they thought corruption in Russia is impossible to eradicate.

Another 16% said it is difficult for Putin to fight corruption since he “relies on corrupt officials”.

And asked if Putin hinders or indulges the bureaucracy, 64% answered that they thought he keeps them in check.

Or as Nina Khrushcheva calls it:

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