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Chaika: State Tenders Getting More Corrupt

Corruption in state tenders is getting worse, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika told a meeting of police officials on Wednesday, RIA-Novosti reported.

Police uncovered 1,250 instances of corruption in state tenders the first six months of 2011, a 25 percent increase from the same period in 2010 and 2009, he said.

Chaika said more vigorous law enforcement and systematic corruption on the federal and municipal levels were responsible for the trend.

"The problem … is getting worse," he said.

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