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Russian Justice Ministry Proposes Softer Penalty for Corrupt Officials

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Russia's Justice Ministry has prepared amendments to the country's anti-corruption law which would soften punishments given to governmental officials charged with minor violations, according to a document on the federal portal for draft regulations.

The amendments, if approved, will introduce a warning for officials who have not previously faced disciplinary action.

In all other cases, officials may still face dismissal, the document reads. 

Under current anti-corruption legislation, dismissal is the only disciplinary measure established against Russian state employees. 

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