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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia To Get Its Own WikiLeaks – Website To Fight Corruption

Posted by Info on 08/12/2010

Alexei Navalny, the lawyer and popular bloggeris setting up his own corruption-exposing website in Russia to deal with what he regards as a rampant problem.
Experts said the Russian whistleblowing website may prove to be a good resource for tackling corruption, especially since Navalny is already a popular public figure. He already last month raised a storm by releasing documents accusing Transeft of embezzling $4 billion.

“Our country has no future because of this system based on theft. Top political leaders let governors and mayors steal as much as they wanted, that is to say they received political authority to do so. These people are eating our country alive.”
And responsibility goes all the way up. “I’m not ready to say that Putin personally takes away suitcases of money…but [I will say] that he personally offers a political cover [for this], of that there is no doubt.

Navalny is convinced that his website will serve the public interest. “I do not believe Russia is a hopeless country, if I believed that I would not be doing this.”

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