The interior Ministry called the average size of bribes in Russia

The average size of bribes in Russia to 2016 increased by 75% yoy and amounted to 328 thousand rubles this was stated in interview to the newspaper “Kommersant” the head of the main Directorate for economic security and counteraction of corruption (Guebipk) Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia major General of police Andrew Kurnosenko.

“[The average bribe is] 328 thousand RUB is 75% more than it was in 2015. But often illegal remuneration much larger”, he said.

The interlocutor of the edition noted that the Department recently opened a criminal case against the former chief of quartering and construction of the Deputy chief of the rear of the main command of Internal troops of the MIA of Russia, whose name was not disclosed. According to Kurnosenko, he is suspected of illegally obtaining two jet skis and motor boats, with a total value of 2.6 million rubles According to the police, the suspect received from the Director of a commercial organization for the state contract for the construction of the MIA worth more than 2 billion rubles, as well as for facilitating the delivery and acceptance of the work performed.

As head of the Central Directorate of police said that during the year the amount identified by the office of major corruption crimes has increased by 21%, the damage totalled almost 43 billion. According to him, every year corruption scheme improved.

“There are new methods of conspiracy, change the subject of bribes and ways of its transmission. Increasingly used so-called remote access, offshore companies affiliated through a third party company, various electronic payment systems, bribes in the form of services of intangible nature, the facts which prove much more difficult,” — said General of police.

On the question of the correspondent of the publication on the Ministry’s performance after large-scale structural changes, particularly after the reduction of several units, Kurnosenko said that the quality of disclosure, these processes are not affected. He noted that the priorities the police have identified the financial and credit system, public sector, consumer market, housing and communal services, military-industrial, fuel and energy and agroindustrial complexes.

All, said the General of the MIA, in 2016, the units of the service identified 69 thousand crimes of economic orientation, the amount of damage on the already completed criminal cases amounted to 298 billion rubles, which is 37% higher than a year earlier. Compensation was provided amounting to more than 108 billion rubles, that is by 23% more in annual terms.

Earlier, on 9 March, the interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev during a speech at the enlarged meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry said that the Russian Treasury in 2016 has suffered damage from corruption crimes in RUB 19.3 billion in Total, according to him, the police registered more than 25 thousand crimes, the punishment they suffered 1300 officials. “to Say that we have achieved a fundamental change in the situation of corruption, it is too early. The problem is acute,” — said the Minister.