Sochi is a Sad Reminder of Corruption's Grasp

The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial by Andrew Monaghan, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, a London-based international relations think tank, writing that the Olympic Games in Sochi is a sad reminder of corruption's grasp in Russia. The country's leaders may not be flat-out ignoring the serious damage that endemic corruption does to the country. But the sheer scale and entrenched nature of the problem mean a dedicated, system-wide fight remains one of President Vladimir Putin's most daunting tasks.

Thursday, February 13, 2014