Vladimir Vasiliev during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin on July 10, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Kremlin press service http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57975

10 July 2018, 23:55

Head of Dagestan reports to Putin on his war on corruption

More than 200 officials in Dagestan are prosecuted for violating the anti-corruption legislation, Vladimir Vasiliev, the acting head of Dagestan, has stated during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in February this year, Vladimir Vasiliev declared the fight against corruption to be a new priority for his administration after the liquidation of the armed underground.

At the meeting with Putin, Vasiliev focused attention on combating corruption and appointing new staff officials, explaining that in Dagestan, the cadre reserve is formed on a competitive basis from local residents, natives of Dagestan, said. According to Mr Vasiliev, the first contest was held within a month: 61 persons were selected from 1091 contenders.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 10, 2018 at 05:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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