Kabardino-Balkaria Interior Ministry

A senior operative at the Kabardino-Balkaria Interior Ministry’s Department for Economic Security and Combating Corruption has been accused of receiving a 100,000 rouble bribe.

The republic interior ministry alleges that: “The police major accepted the bribe from a lawyer of a gas company in exchange for covering up a fraudulent payment scheme”.

The police major has since been dismissed and the republic interior minister has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident.