Putin begins his purges [at home, in Russia] with a top secret anti-corruption unit nicknamed “Smerch”

Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth

September 28, 2015

Sergey Tikhonov

original SOURCE in Russian

Translated by Kristina Rus

Anti-corruption campaign [in Russia] has acquired a systemic nature. Russian security structures created a special unit tasked with conducting a total sweep of regional elites.

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Mass consciousness works in amazing ways. For a long time Russian society demanded to begin widespread jailing of thieving, corrupt officials, embezzlers and bribe-takers. But it has overlooked the beginning of systematic work in this direction. The actions of security forces in the Sakhalin oblast and the Komi Republic, of course, became a high-profile event, but caused a surprisingly weak resonance. Moreover, experts and political analysts have been scrambling to argue, who of the influential entities in the Federal government and large capital crossed the road of arrested governors. Another popular version involves intra-elite split in the Kremlin and a sharp increase in the security block [siloviki] and specifically Bastrykin Alexander, the…

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