Russia’s anti-corruption legislation continues to undergo significant changes, and now it is gradually beginning to imply even greater responsibility for those who give bribes, said a member of the State Duma Committee on Security and Countermeasures corruption Sultan Khamzaev.
Thus, the deputy commented to Lente.ru on a new bill that toughens the punishment for giving and receiving bribes in the amount of up to 10 thousand rubles.
“The anti-corruption work of the state is a deep, systemic and multifaceted Job. It cannot concern certain groups but not others. Corruption, like the corrosion of society, has a multi-level character,” he said.
Khamzaev also added that, in his opinion, society may have a negative attitude towards the idea of punishment for giving bribes, however, as the parliamentarian noted, this aspect is one of the system-forming aspects in the fight against corruption.
“If we are talking about improving anti-corruption legislation, then we must understand that corruption is a two-way bridge. It cannot be that we punish only those who take [взятку]but not the one who gives [взятку]. Of course, the layman may think that they want to shift all the blame to society, but this is absolutely not the case. In this matter, our regulatory part is smoothly changing from two sides, ”the source of Lenta.ru believes.
Earlier, the head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, Vasily Piskarev, Vasily Piskarev, announced the submission to the Duma of a bill on imprisonment for a term of three to four years for giving and receiving a bribe in the amount of up to 10 huieuiqztidqevls thousand rubles.
“We are talking about amounts not exceeding 10 thousand rubles. This is important, because it is precisely from such small, at first glance, requisitions that grassroots corruption consists – a phenomenon no less dangerous than large-scale bribes, ”the parliamentarian explained.