- Corruption in military of cosmic proportions

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High-ranking military officials are stealing more than they are able to spend, Russia´s top military prosecutor says.


Sergei Fridinsky confirms that his people have revealed stealing and mismanagement of “cosmic proportions” in the Russian military. Some high-ranking officials are even stealing more than they are able to spend, he says to Interfax.

According to Fridinsky, more than thousand military officials have been charged and sentenced for economic crimes over the last 18 months. Among them are 18 generals. About one third of the cases have ended with prison sentences, the military prosecutor says, reports.

Over the last year, the number of corruption cases has only increased. –Despite the tough measures taken by the state, the number of violations do not decrease, but on the contrary increases, Fridinsky says.