Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
29th January, 2016
Amidst the falling ratings of Obama, Hollande and Merkel, the Russian President is in a more advantageous position, which does not fail to irritate Western establishment.
Currently, the Western media are deploying, frankly, dirty tricks via a information campaign against the Russian President, to trap him in non-existent (one might say, mortal) sins: corruption, involvement in the Litvinenko murder, etc.
Regarding corruption, there is nothing to say. Accusing Putin of corruption, whilst the US turn a blind eye to their problems… The level of corruption in the States themselves, according to Gallup research center (USA), is more than 70%.
Two governors of Illinois, the head of Alabama, Louisiana, Connecticut, Virginia, the entire top of the legislative Assembly of the State of New York and many others were convicted of corruption.
All in all, scientists estimate that during the period from 1986 to 2012 in the States, 50 thousand cases of corruption have been opened and 15.3 thousand civil servants convicted. You may also recall the sale of seats in the Senate, and from January to November 2013, 2320 staff and managers at Federal, state and city agencies were put under investigation in the U.S.
The “Corruption perception index” from Transparency International, which operates on the expert assessments as well as from data from 13 international institutions, puts US at 17th place on the level of corruption in government. This place divides the U.S. from Barbados.
The latest blow to the reputation of the Obama began with a fresh publication of Wikileaks, according to which half of the budget was stolen, even from the program on employment of the disabled.
In the States, corruption pervades all spheres of public life – military, judicial etc. But instead of trying to establish order in the country, they prefer to talk about corruption in other countries, putting forward unsubstantiated, false accusations. Thus, the accusations against Putin are just an attempt to distract Western society from their own problems.