Taking part in the meeting were Director of the Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov and First Deputy Director of the Federal Customs Service Vladimir Malinin.
Prosecutor General Yury Chaika presented the results of the law enforcement agencies’ efforts to counter corruption-related crimes in 2014 and tasks to improve this work by law enforcement and controlling agencies.
Mr Chaika stressed that the structure of corruption crimes has changed: the number of official crimes exposed grows while the number of cases involving fraud, impropriation and embezzlement goes down.
Thus, bribery takes up a large share in the total number of corruption crimes (2014 – 38.2 percent, 2013 – 28.5 percent, 2012 – 19.7 percent). At the same time, the number of cases of bribery on a major scale has gone up by 14.4 percent, large-scale bribery grew by 7.1 percent.
Law enforcement agencies have managed to significantly improve the efficiency of efforts to repair the material damage in corruption-related criminal cases. Thus, damages worth a total of 2.5 billion rubles were voluntarily compensated for and measures have been taken to recover another 23.5 billion rubles.
The amount collected by bailiffs in fines based on the fine-to bribe ratio, whether commercial or otherwise, grew in 2014 almost threefold – from 269 million rubles to 718 million rubles.
Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov spoke about the implementation of anti-corruption awareness programme and measures to improve its efficiency. The Government has approved an Anti-Corruption Awareness Programme for 2014–2016.