Kursk vice-governor caught on a million ruble bribe

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June 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 
Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

The deputy governor of the Kursk Region, Vasily Zubkov, is suspected of receiving bribes in the form of property for 1 million rubles (around $18,000 USD), for assistance in the unlawful commissioning of an apartment block by developers. A criminal case has been started. 

As reported by “Interfax”, the official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, states that Zubkov is suspected of taking bribes, and his partners – depending on the role of each – in the mediation in bribery, and complicity to bribery.

Ed: Unfortunately, bribes are a common occurrence amongst Russia’s wide spanning regions and their administrations. President Putin often fires them publicly, should they be convicted. 

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