“The New Tzar” a 485 page detailed chronology of the vast “Festival of Corruption” of Vladimir Putin and the Russia over which he rules and reigns shows how corrupt he and Russia are even though they have elections. Elections are totally rigged. Poll workers were observed filling out stacks of ballots to get Putin elected and re-elected. Ballot box stuffing is so common it’s almost considered normal. No one gets on the ballot without the party’s approval and the party is Putin.
Alexandar Litvenenko was poisoned with Polonium-240 by assassins sent from Russia by Putin as were countless other people who escaped Russia only to be tracked down and assassinated. Independent experts name law-enforcement agencies as the most corrupt sphere in Russia, followed by healthcare, education, housing and communal services, and social security services. the average bribe increased 26 times during Putin’s terms in office. Entire state owned industries like coal, oil, mining, fuel and almost all other major utilities and industries. Some independent experts maintain corruption consumes as much of 25% of Russia’s GDP. A World Bank report puts this figure at 48%. Previously officials took bribes to shut their eyes to legal infractions, but now they take bribes to perform their duties. The use of relatives, friends, and acquaintances to benefit from budgetary expenditures and to take over state property. Corporate, property, and land raiding is commonplace.
The US Treasury has told a BBC investigation that it considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.