Kleptocracy Daily: October 10, 2016

  • major RFE/RL investigation of Russian Railways sheds light on how corruption functions at the highest level in Putin’s Russia.
  • The U.S. formally accused Russia of hacking the Democratic Party and attempting to interfere in its elections. (Guardian)
  • new study suggests that Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign may be backfiring, as the party is perceived as more corrupt than ever. (FT)
  • A former Yunnan Communist Party boss was given a suspended death sentence for corruption. (SCMP)
  • The IMF says that tackling corruption must be a priority for Ukraine’s government. (Kyiv Post)
  • Hungary’s main leftwing newspaper was allegedly closed down after revealing corruption allegations against a minister in Viktor Orban’s government. (Guardian)