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ANOSINO (Moscow Region), January 29. /TASS/. Corruption poses direct threat to Russia’s security and sovereignty, Russian presidential administration chief Sergey Ivanov told a seminar on Thursday.
"Corruption poses a direct threat to the country’s security, national sovereignty. Corruption steals the resources for development from all of us and the country," Ivanov said.
Ivanov emphasized that "the Russian society should be taught to reject acts of corruption and realize that punishment for corruption crimes is inevitable." A principle that anyone involved in corruption crimes is a thief should be better imbued in the minds of the society, Ivanov told the seminar.
Russian regions should create agencies that would check if the country’s officials engaged in the preparation of decisions affecting national sovereignty hold foreign accounts or not, Ivanov noted.
"The main body for ensuring the compliance with the requirements are units for the prevention of corruption and other offenses that should be formed — and they have already been formed, in fact — in all subjects of the Russian Federation," he said.
A presidential decree will be drafted in the near futue to specify what state officials will be banned from opening and keeping accounts in foreign banks, Ivanov stressed.
He said this ban extends to all officials involved in national security and sovereignty decision-making.