MOSCOW, March 9 – RIA Novosti. Moscow headed the top ten regions of the Russian Federation, which in 2020 became the leaders in the number of registered cases of bribery, the head of the department for supervision over the implementation of anti-corruption legislation of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation Viktor Baldin told RIA Novosti. – Moscow, then – the Republic of Tatarstan, the Stavropol Territory, the Moscow Region, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Krasnodar Territory, the Chelyabinsk and Rostov Regions, the Republic of Dagestan and the Perm Territory, “Baldin said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, the smallest number of bribes in 2020 was registered in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the Jewish Autonomous Region, the republics of Mari El, Adygea, Ingushetia, Tyva and Khakassia, Murmansk, Kostroma and Magadan regions.
Baldin noted that in corruption reports “the regions where the circulation of financial assets is concentrated”, the adoption of economically significant decisions, the federal authorities and large industrial centers are located will always be in the lead.
“At the same time, statistical data alone cannot indicate that these regions are the most or, conversely, least prone to corruption as such. Various factors must be taken into account here, and one of the most important is that corruption crimes are highly latency. the statistics generated may rather indicate the activity of the region's law enforcement agencies in identifying them, “Baldin clarified.