The intensity of the fight against corruption is in no way related to the economic situation in Russia, Russian presidential press officer Dmitry Peskov said.
"Slowdown or intensification of the fight against corruption cannot be linked to the economic situation in the country. It's an absolutely consistent policy," Peskov told reporters, commenting on the recent arrests of several high-ranking officials.
Peskov recalled that the Russian president has said more than once that the fight against corruption should take place consistently, daily and regardless of posts. A large portion of this work is not public, Peskov said.
"It's not an area where transparency promotes effectiveness," Peskov said.
The results of the fight against corruption have an educational effect, he said.
Peskov recalled that there is a commission on the fight against corruption, which is headed by Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration, reiterating that this commission is doing serious work on a permanent basis.
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