The Federal Financing Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation drafted a bill that would ratify the Council of Europe Warsaw Convention of 2005 on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, which Russia signed in 2009.… Continue Reading
Although judges in Russia are generally immune from criminal prosecution, the law allows their prosecution for bribery. And each year, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation opens multiple criminal investigations against judges for alleged bribe taking, with some cases resulting in convictions and punishment.… Continue Reading
The lower house of Russia’s national legislature — the State Duma — has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.
The main purpose of the amendments is compliance the Russian Criminal Code with international treaties (e.g.… Continue Reading
There is no criminal liability of a legal entity for bribery in Russia because only a person is subject to the Russian criminal law. But that’s not the end of the story.… Continue Reading
Corruption is one of the most problematic factors for doing business in Russia. It’s clear the country must take decisive steps to combat this plague. While there’s plenty to do and progress has been slow, there are also some signs of progress.… Continue Reading