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MOSCOW, December 03, 11:50 /ITAR-TASS/. The directorate for counteraction to corruption was formed in the Russian Presidential Staff, the Kremlin press service reported on Tuesday.
The new directorate will be the 21st one in the Kremlin staff. Oleg Plokhoy was appointed to head the directorate. He has earlier worked in the presidential directorate of state service and personnel, on the basis of which a new structure was formed.
“Right after the election as Russian president in 2012 Vladimir Putin has set for the presidential staff the task of active and consistent struggle against corruption.” “For this period of time the presidential directorate of state service and personnel, which is one of the largest directorates in terms of the number of its staffers, was in charge of the counteraction to corruption,” he noted.
“The new directorate was formed on its basis, meanwhile, without any growth of its numerical strength and the salary fund of the presidential staff,” Ivanov stated. “A good pace of work is set, it was decided to create this working mechanism as a new directorate to attain a larger practical result,” the chief of the Russian presidential staff said.
According to Putin’s decree over the Russian presidential directorate for the counteraction to corruption it was formed “to provide for the activity of the Russian president to fulfil the state policy in counteraction to corruption.” The decree also approved the regulations of the directorate. The chief of the Russian presidential staff was instructed to approve the structure and the staffing list of the directorate.