The Russian government has approved legislation that would conceal property owned by state officials and would hamper anti-corruption investigations, Transparency International (TI) warns.
The move to make the state property registry secret is not yet law – it still has to go before parliament.
TI, an anti-corruption watchdog, said the new measure would “raise the impunity of government officials”.
It was proposed by the Federal Security Service (FSB), successor of the KGB.
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