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Average Russian Bribe Jumps 75 Percent in One Year: Official

Greasing the palm of a Russian official cost 328,000 rubles ($5,600) on average in 2016

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    Graft is a booming business in Russia, where the average bribe has grown by 75 percent year-on-year according to the country's anti-corruption tsar, NBC News reported.

    Greasing the palm of a Russian official cost 328,000 rubles ($5,600) on average in 2016, leading business daily Kommersant quoted Lt. Gen. Andrei Kurnosenko as saying Thursday.

    "But often the bribes are much higher," the policeman said, according to the paper.

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