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Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Council Presidium

December 13, 2016, The Kremlin, Moscow

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino chaired a meeting of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Countering Corruption.

First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman reported on compliance with the legal requirements to check that expenditures of state officials and other persons correspond to their actual incomes.

According to the report, in the first nine months of 2016, over 6,000 checks of compliance with the spending oversight law were conducted. More than 4,000 violations of the law were established and over 700 officials were subjected to disciplinary liability.

At the same time it was noted that despite this effective means of prosecutorial oversight that is taking shape, there are still difficulties in enforcing the spending oversight law and certain shortcomings in legal regulation in this sphere. The Council Presidium issued guidance to consider proposals on submitting to the State Duma bills to improve enforcement of the Federal Law On Monitoring Correspondence between Spending and Incomes of State Officials and Other Individuals.

The Council Presidium also considered a report by Federal Penitentiary Service Director Gennady Korniyenko on the results of anticorruption efforts at penitentiary institutions and agencies. Based on the discussion of the report, instructions were issued to improve the efforts to counter corruption in the penitentiary system.

December 13, 2016, The Kremlin, Moscow