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Anti-Corruption Test Failed

Russia’s government has failed to meet most of the anti-corruption goals recommended by the Council of Europe in a 2008 agreement, Vedomosti reported, citing an unidentified Russian official in Strasbourg.

The government has so far met just six of the 26 targets called for in the accord, including establishing educational programs for judges and law enforcement officials, the newspaper said today.

Twenty of the initiatives Russia has yet to undertake include establishing administrative courts where the public can file complaints against officials, Vedomosti reported. 


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