Corruption in Russia is very much the exception, not the rule. If anyone were seriously to suggest that you cannot do business in Russia without engaging in corrupt activities, this would throw in a very poor light indeed the many companies responsible for the $220bn of exports per year, not to mention those engaged in local joint ventures and other indigenous projects. There are examples of corruption in Russia; there are many examples of companies doing successful business, where corruption is irrelevant.
UK press coverage of Russia might go some way to explaining why manufactured goods are entering Russia mainly from Germany, France, Italy, China, Japan and the US.
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