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Corruption is commonplace in traffic police, kindergartens

17:40 22/03/2012

MOSCOW, March 22 - RAPSI. Corruption in Russia is most deeply-rooted within traffic police, kindergartens and higher education institutions, according to an Open Government report.

The Open Government Partnership is an international initiative designed to make government more transparent and effective. Its task is to develop a list of reforms to be fulfilled within the next two to three years, which will help develop the country's economy and protect the rights of citizens.

The report was drafted as part of a working group's meeting to prepare proposals on forming the open government system in Russia. The event is held in the Moscow traffic police's headquarters. President Dmitry Medvedev said that the location was chosen for a reason.

Roughly half of those who referred to the services rendered by traffic police, kindergartens and higher education institutions turned out to be involved in corruption, the report reads.

High corruption levels were also registered in army draft committees, with 40 percent of recruits involved in bribery. Some 35 percent of pupils had to face corruption in schools.

Corruption affected 26 percent of those who referred to free medical aid schemes at hospitals. The amount of those who had to pay money to resolve passport-related issues stood at 23 percent.

Pursuant to the report, companies regularly face corruption in almost all spheres, with the corruption stake amounting to 32 percent in cases when companies try to access state tenders.

Corruption has been called a major problem for business in Russia.

According to the data, Russia's economy could enjoy annual growth of six rather than four percent.

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