Putin proposes curbs on officials’ assets

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Series Details 12.12.12
Publication Date 12/12/2012
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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.

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