Bribes paid in Russia in 2010

Russian paid out at least $5.9 Billion (164 Billion Rubles) in bribes in 2010 to police officers, teachers and others in what the Deputy Economic Minister describes as “everyday” bribes. The amount paid in 2010 was almost doubled the amount paid in 2001.

The average amount paid in a bribe in 2010 was $189 (5,285 Rubles).

An estimated 31 million bribes were paid out in 2010 in Russian, down from 46 million in 2005.

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Source: Scott Rose, “Russian ‘Everyday’ Corruption Doubled Since 2001, Ministry Says,” Bloomberg, June 14, 2011.