Russian corruption 'out of control'

Businessman forced to flee after exposing alleged bribery scandal says corruption is "eating" Russia.

    Valery Morozov, a successful Russian businessman has been granted political asylum in Britain after exposing an alleged corruption scandal involving officials and police in Russia.

    Hoping to build a hotel in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he says he paid about $10.5m in bribes to keep the contract from a competitor with close ties to the government, contributing to an estimated $300bn in bribes paid by Russians every year, according to the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Moscow on the corruption that many Russians say is becoming a part of everyday life for them.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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