# Doing Business in Russia. Котова К.П - 41 стр.

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A.G.: The new elements the law-enforcing bodies have encountered of
late are crimes in the sphere of privatization. Reform has proceeded without real
mechanisms of control over the course and procedure of privatization. During
the past half year the number of crimes committed in this sphere totaled 566.
One hundred twenty-six of them were committed on a large scale.
The most widespread is the unlawful seizure of property and bride-
taking. Currently under investigation in Kursk is a case which is, incidentally,
typical of Russia: the director-general of a motor enterprise unlawfully laid his
hand on the controlling package of shares. He simply did not notify other
shareholders about decisions being taken and used bribes to persuade the of-
ficials of the Committee on the Management of Property when registering
documents on privatization.
MN: Is it possible to predict a further rise in the number of crimes in this
sphere?
A.G.: Indeed, it is expected that with the transition to the cash stage of
privatization there will be an increase in both corruption and theft: to be put on
sale will be the enterprises of the most profitable sectors in which organized
criminal groups have an interest. The mechanisms of control on the part of the
state, however, have still not been worked out.
MN: How will this control be exerted?
V.A.: In the mandatory presentation of declarations on incomes in deals
above definite sums, taking stock of financial operations and their participants,
and a check up of suspicious deals.
MN: Probably, the credit-financial sphere gives the subdivisions of the
Directorate on Economic Crimes no fewer worries than the denationalization
processes.
A.G.: It still remains one of the most crime-intensive spheres. Whereas
previously money was stolen with the help of false payment papers, today coun-
terfeit banking guarantees have become popular. There is also the unlawful re-
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A.G.: The new elements the law-enforcing bodies have encountered of
late are crimes in the sphere of privatization. Reform has proceeded without real
mechanisms of control over the course and procedure of privatization. During
the past half year the number of crimes committed in this sphere totaled 566.
One hundred twenty-six of them were committed on a large scale.
The most widespread is the unlawful seizure of property and bride-
taking. Currently under investigation in Kursk is a case which is, incidentally,
typical of Russia: the director-general of a motor enterprise unlawfully laid his
hand on the controlling package of shares. He simply did not notify other
shareholders about decisions being taken and used bribes to “persuade” the of-
ficials of the Committee on the Management of Property when registering
documents on privatization.
MN: Is it possible to predict a further rise in the number of crimes in this
sphere?
A.G.: Indeed, it is expected that with the transition to the cash stage of
privatization there will be an increase in both corruption and theft: to be put on
sale will be the enterprises of the most profitable sectors in which organized
criminal groups have an interest. The mechanisms of control on the part of the
state, however, have still not been worked out.
MN: How will this control be exerted?
V.A.: In the mandatory presentation of declarations on incomes in deals
above definite sums, taking stock of financial operations and their participants,
and a check up of suspicious deals.
MN: Probably, the credit-financial sphere gives the subdivisions of the
Directorate on Economic Crimes no fewer worries than the denationalization
processes.
A.G.: It still remains one of the most crime-intensive spheres. Whereas
previously money was stolen with the help of false payment papers, today coun-
terfeit banking guarantees have become popular. There is also the unlawful re-