20 Sep 2011

Medvedev Orders More Transparency in Secret Services

President Dmitry Medvedev (pictured here) has ordered Russian secret services to increase transparency about their work through online disclosures on their activities, anti-corruption efforts and also on incomes and assets of officials and their family members.

The decree issued this Wednesday includes 19 government agencies as subject to the new regulation, among which the Federal Guard Service, the Foreign Intelligence Service and the ministries of Interior, Emergency and Defense. However, this order will not apply to the Federal Security Service, KGB’s main successor.

For the full article on bloomberg.com, please click here. The picture of Mr. Medvedev shown above was published in The Huffington Post and is credited to the Associated Press (AP).