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Exporting Corruption

Data - Exporting Corruption

Russia

Little or none Enforcement level
1 Investigations opened

There is little to no enforcement against foreign bribery offences in Russia. Although the country accounts for 1.9 per cent of global exports, it only opened one investigation into foreign bribery between 2016 and 2019, which was also the first in Russian history. The country closed no cases with sanctions during this time.

In addition, although two Russian companies admitted to paying bribes to Uzbekistan officials, these actions prompted no investigation in Russia. Several inadequacies in Russia’s legal framework and enforcement system also hinder the country’s efforts to combat foreign bribery, including a largely biased law enforcement. The risk of political interference in any proceedings that involve international cooperation is also high in Russia.