EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Official Calls for Credible Elections

Posted by Info on 18/02/2011

Russia’s powerful finance minister, Aleksei L. Kudrin, said that the country has “a very weak management system” based largely on back-room deals between officials, and warned that economic reforms would not be possible in Russia without political change.

It was an unusually sharp criticism coming from a technocrat who has worked closely with Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin for more than two decades.
“Instead of upholding the letter of the law, we do whatever we want. As a result, we have a very weak system of management. Questions about mergers and acquisitions, or access to resources are often solved in officials’ offices. We must get away from this unsound practice.”

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