Igor Flis

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How to Get Ahead in Russia

The negative selection that pushes the worst people to the top in corrupt societies is not easy to document. A group of activists concerned with the …

Russia: Court declares human rights violation in mobile telephone mass state snooping complaint

Judges today declared that the arbitrary and abusive secret surveillance of mobile telephone communications in Russia violated European human rights …

The limits and necessity of Europe’s Russia sanctions

One year on from the introduction of sanctions, is the EU any closer to working out what they want them to achieve?

It’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these days

KIEV, Ukraine — It’s bad enough that just getting things done in Russia, from beating a speeding ticket to running a business, often means paying a kickback.<p>But now it's worse: You've got to pay twice as much.<p>Russia’s Interior Ministry told reporters this week the average bribe may have doubled …

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Putin Spokesman Corruption Accusations: Opposition Leader Calls Out Lavish Watch At Dimitry Peskov's Wedding

When Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, married his girlfriend of five years Saturday, not all the attention focused …