Corruption in Russia Putin Strikes a Pose against 'Thieves and Traitors'

First the defense minister had to go, and now Vladimir Putin's agriculture minister is being pushed out on suspicion of corruption. State-run television has begun an aggressive hunt for "thieves, traitors and enemies of the people." The main target, however, seems to be that of improving the Russian president's approval ratings.
Former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov in May, before he was fired by President Vladimir Putin for corruption.

Former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov in May, before he was fired by President Vladimir Putin for corruption.

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