As he summed up the interim results of the National Anti-Corruption Plan implementation, the President noted that in nearly two years more than 800,000 pieces of legislation have passed assessment regarding their vulnerability to corrupt practices. In line with presidential executive orders a number of anti-corruption measures have been introduced at the federal and regional levels, in particular, providing information on income and assets became mandatory for all public servants and individuals holding public office.
Addressing the senior officers of the Government, ministries and law enforcement agencies, Dmitry Medvedev demanded that they respond to public opinion and follow the efforts of NGOs engaged in a relentless campaign against corruption and in pointing out high-profile subjects widely covered in the media and on the Internet. Appropriate instructions and relevant checks should not be delayed until initiated by a higher level of government, the President said.
Meeting participants reviewed the draft of the National Strategy for Countering Corruption which defines the main aspects of government anti-corruption policy in the long run. President Medvedev stressed that not merely laws, documents and policy concepts are essential for fighting corruption, but first and foremost attitudes towards this phenomenon in Russian society.
The keynote report at the meeting was delivered by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office and Council Chair Sergei Naryshkin.