|Author (Person)||Clover, Charles|
|Series Title||Financial Times|
Report of President Vladimir Putin's annual address to the Russian federal assembly in Moscow on the 12 December 2012.
Mr Putin announced a bill banning officials from holding foreign bank accounts, bonds and shares, and declaring all foreign property, as part of a broad campaign aimed at fighting official corruption.
Elsewhere in the 90 minute address, Mr Putin signalled a shift in the Kremlin’s attitude to the governing of the federation’s non-Russian nationalities, as he criticised some of Russia’s 21 ethnic autonomous regions for excessive zeal in asserting their national identities.
|Countries / Regions||Russia|