In Russia, corruption in the corporate sector has dropped by…

Summary

In Russia, corruption in the corporate sector has dropped by 14% compared to last year. The country has caught up with the US in terms of corruption, according to the study conducted by Ernst & Young (EY).

Disproof

Ernst & Young's survey addresses a specific form of corrupt practices, its results do not indicate the absolute level of corruption in Russia. According to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, Russia ranks 119 out of 168 countries compared to the USA's rank of 16 (bit.ly/1Vq1aQe), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 25
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Corruption
  • Outlet: mir24.tv
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Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered…

Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered place of residence for more than 30 days are liable to be fined from 17-51 hryvnia ($.70-2.00) per day.

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In the government resolution Segodnya.ua refers to there is no mention of any penalties for those who live in places other than their officially registered residence for more than 30 days (bit.ly/24Ioaj0), .

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea…

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea because for the first time in history Russia independently interpreted international law.

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The violation of international law is cannot be justified by its "alternative interpretation". Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" (bit.ly/1rbGaE3), . The UN GA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum (bit.ly/1RZGnjo), .