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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police and Their Families Will Declare Incomes

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said law enforcement officials and their families will have to declare their incomes starting next year as the Kremlin struggles to rein in corruption.

“Every day when I go to work I see what kinds of cars our employees are driving. You can’t imagine!” Nurgaliyev said in an interview broadcast on Vesti state television Friday. “Many of them couldn’t be bought on the salaries our employees earn.”

President Dmitry Medvedev said in February that government officials and their families would be required to provide more detailed information about assets and income when they file their taxes this year as part of a push to combat corruption.

On Sept. 15, he said Russia’s “main problem” is that “corrupt officials run” the country, RIA Novosti reported.

In the last month, 4,328 law enforcement officials have been disciplined, Nurgaliyev said Friday.

He reeled off a list of regions where checks into bribe-taking are under way.

“This is our common fight,” Nurgaliyev, an army general, said. “Society and law enforcement should work together.”