In Russia, corruption cases pile up

Spate of recent high-profile embezzlements further sinks public’s trust

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 5:44 a.m.

More than 200 years ago, the renowned Russian historian Nikolai Karamzin summed up the situation in his country in two words: “They steal.” They still do, and the news in Russia lately has been dominated by one high-profile corruption scandal after another.

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