Average bribe paid in Russia in 2012

When dealing with business matters, officials in Russia state that the average bribe that is paid in 2012 was over $10,000.

For average citizens, the average bribe paid to officials is $189.

In total, about $300 Billion is paid out in bribes in Russia each year.

(Key statistics about political corruption.)

Source:  James Melik, “Russia’s growth stifled by corruption,” BBC News, June 28, 2012.