ABSTRACT

A new version of Russia’s National Strategy for Countering Corruption and the National Plan for Countering Corruption in 2010-2011 was introduced with great fanfare by the Kremlin in April 2010. These two integrated anti-corruption documents fine-tuned a similar plan and strategy signed into law by President Dmitry Medvedev early in his first year as president. At that time he made curbing corruption a personal crusade, warning then, and in the 2010 edict, that corruption threatened Russian security, handicapped economic development, and damaged the country’s image abroad.