14 November 2013, 20:00

Corruption will be uprooted regardless of status and party membership of officials - Putin

Corruption will be uprooted regardless of status and party membership of officials - Putin

The Russian Authorities will continue the struggle with corrupt officials regardless of their status and party membership, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

"We will go on in the most serious way, and, I repeat, regardless of post and party affiliation we will uproot this infection. Let everyone know about it," Putin said at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).

He recalled that only basing on the FSB materials more than 7.5 thousands of anti-corruption cases were initiated, and representatives of various parties became defendants on them.

"A lot of cases were brought before the court and received guilty verdicts. For example, the famous case of the former Governor of the Tula region - he got more than 9 years of imprisonment. And such cases are numerous," the President reminded.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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