Putin creates anti-corruption office in Russia
Vladimir Putin’s presidential administration established an anti-corruption office, which will also serve as an advisory organ, the Russian media reported Dec. 3.
“The office will not limit itself to monitoring of anti-corruption legislation but will also advise on candidates for public office who will be appointed or dismissed by the president only,” Russian daily Kommersant wrote.
Sergey Ivanov, head of the administration, and Yevgeniy Shkolov, his deputy and a presidential official for anti-corruption audits, will control the office’s activity. Oleg Plokhoy, who worked in Kremlin’s HR department, will also be appointed as head of the office.
The anti-corruption office will undertake a range of duties, which were formerly under the responsibility of other presidential administration structures, such as legislative drafting and analysis of application of federal legislation on anti-corruption issues.