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    MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will offer incentives and higher salaries to government officials in exchange for their consent to undergo constant surveillance and checks, to stem corruption in the country, a respected business paper said Monday.

    "Federal departments and regional administrations will draw up lists of corruption-prone posts. Officials holding these offices will earn more and enjoy privileges, but in exchange they will have to agree to total surveillance of their way of life and contacts. These measures follow from the government's program to fight corruption," Vedomosti said.

    The program, prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, will be tested in 30 federal departments and regions, in particular the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, the Saratov Region in the Volga area, and the Tomsk Region in Siberia, Vedomosti said.

    Officials who hold corruption-prone positions will receive favorable compensation packages, that may include free housing or transport, Vedomosti said.

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