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Oryol official, Putin’s guard “forget” to declare their apartment
In 2016, the Russiangate discovered a house belonging to the wife of the Oryol region governor Vadim Potomsky which he had failed to declare. Governor’s deputy Igor Kozin had also ...
Moscow government buys classroom hardware at cagey tenders
In the end of 2016, Moscow city government announced a tender to buy various electronic equipment for the secondary schools. The Russiangate investigates how and for what 5 bln rubles ...
War against car owners rages in Russia
Russians are the nations of travelers, and the 1993 Constitution enshrines the right to free movement of the citizens.
Corruption keeps eating Russian regions in 2016
The Russiangate presents an outlook of the most publicized corruption scandals in Russia in 2016.
Russia spends billions on FIFA World Cup-2018 preparations
Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2018, the event which has already cost the country billions of dollars and a string of corruption scandals. The Russiangate calculates what damage ...
Kremlin pharmacy helps officials stay healthy, wealthy and wise
Despite import substitution has been official Russian policy after the western sanction came in force in 2014, the officials find a way to bypass the restrictions on import of foreign-produced ...
State officials gather to counter corruption within state officialdom
Anti-corruption campaign has been gaining momentum in Russia in the last year, when new criminal cases were opened every month. President Vladimir Putin hinted that the officials ought to be ...
MP from ruling party brawls with state inspector over her husband’s property
This is not a common incident when an MP from the Russia’s ruling party and also a relative of the Presidential envoy becomes involved in a fist fighting with the ...
How loose lips sank Oryol governor
The governor of the central Russia’s Oryol region and the Communists party member Vadim Potomsky had made headlines thanks for his campaigning to erect a monument to Ivan the Terrible ...
Russian tycoons seek quiet harbors abroad
In October, the Metalloinvest holding owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov returned to Russia from offshore jurisdiction. The same time, Usmanov personally ceased to be Russian tax resident. The Russiangate removes ...
Students present methodology of early detection of kleptocrats
A group of students from St-Petersburg has held an independent research of psychology of corrupt officials and kleptocrats. The Russiangate spoke to Mikhail Krasavin and Nikita Shabankin, who have participated ...
Russia’s main tank producer sinks in dept
The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) is Russia’s most important military hardware producer, as this is the country’s only tank maker. To support the UVZ afloat amidst economic crisis, President Vladimir Putin has ...
Russian establishment evolves from rags to riches
In 1991, the book "Establishment 2.0" by a political analyst Mikhail Voslensky was published, where he analysed the Soviet elites’ ambitions and privileges. Vyacheslav Yakovlev compares the Soviet and post-Soviet ...
Russia now imposes state control over national history
Recently published document enigmatically titled “The Information Security Doctrine-2016” has been aimed at countering “manipulations with the Russian history”. The Russiangate tries to suggest what could happen to the historians ...
Russian Government gives retired Russians choice to sink or swim
Deficiency of the Russian federal budget has buried hopes that the pensions would catch up with the inflation rate. The authorities has found a middle way: they will pay a ...
Chechens render themselves untouchable for Moscow
In the year 2016 it has become a commonplace for the Russian federal officials and celebrities to apologize before various Chechen officials. The Russiangate recalls top seven apologies in 2015-2016 ...
Big Yakut investment hole
During the ongoing crisis, debts of regions have increased exponentially by tens of billions of rubles. Yakutia, “leader” among the regions of the Far East, was not the exception - ...
Article with an unhappy number may be scrapped from Russian Constitution
A representative of Crimea in the Russian Parliament's upper chamber federation Council Olga Kovotodi had tabled a bill to establish new official ideology for Russia. The Russiangate clears the fog ...
What Putin said and what he did not
On Dec 23, President Vladimir Putin held its annual big press conference. During four hours he had answered to 47 questions. The Russiangate analyses the event.
Novosibirsk councilors want the population to pay more for less heat and water
Utility tariffs in Russia grow annually by approximately 6.7% or 15% in Novosibirsk, while the inflation rate in 2016 has been estimated of 7.9%. The Russiangate investigates how the Novosibirsk authorities ...
Russian “patriots” abuse Syrian girls' trust
Pro-Kremlin movement “Set” (the Net) is notorious for its ultra-patriotic actions. The most recent one has been publishing the calendar depicting the Syrian girls wearing Russian traditional headwear. Alexandrina Yelagina ...
Time for big spending has come
Pre-New-Year days in Russia is time for staff parties. How much the state-run corporations are ready to spend this year, the Russiangate investigates.
Vladislav Reznik's American Dream
A member of the Russian Parliament Vladislav Reznik took the first place in the Forbes' 2010 list of the lobbyists. The Russiangate has been after that MP and his wife ...
Generators of corruption
Konstantin Ponomarev is a businessman who manages to get away with all accusations of wrongdoing and even manages to profit from them. The Russiangate presents the materials over the most ...
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