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Corruption on the Finnish-Russian Border

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Kauko Aromaa; Minna Viuhko; Martti Lehti; Aleksey Taybakov; Petr Klemetshov; Pavel Demin; Roman Tumanov
Date Published
106 pages
This study examined corruption on the Finnish-Russian border, specifically on the border between Finland and the Republic of Karelia.
Both the Finnish and the Russian respondents had quite similar views concerning the actual corruption situation on the border, its causes and consequences. Recommendations on ways to improve the situation were also similar. The problem, overall, seems not to be that Finns and Russians perceive corruption in a fundamentally different way, or that there are no effective means to eliminate corruption from the border. The main problem seems to be in the lack of political will to put these means into practice, both in Russia and in Finland. This study is about corruption on the Finnish-Russian border. The research conducted provides insight into perceptions of and experiences with corruption. One objective of the study was to analyze attitudes related to corruption, and how corruption is understood and defined in Finland and in Russia. It examined whether there are differences in the regard between authorities and business representatives. A second objective of the study was to collect timely information about the possible personal experiences that the research respondents had about corruption on the Finnish-Russian border and in cross-border activity. References


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