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MOSCOW, January 23, 5:41 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the government has no data about large-scale embezzlement and corruption during the preparations for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
“Of course, the investigations should be done,” he said in an interview with CNN. “And if it will be proven that someone has stolen something, and that there was corruption, of course the procedures are going; the investigations on a number of actions are being held. And if they prove something, then we can speak about the scale of corruption.”
“Now we don't have the data that there were huge numbers of - huge figures of corruption as compared with the situation in the country,” he stressed.
“But - and it is not happen. Of course we do not have an ideal situation in that matter,” he noted. “But that does not mean that Sochi is a special enclave with a different situation. When our colleagues comment on the issues it would be good to be guided by legal criteria and not by the speculations.