Vladimir Pligin, Chairman of the State Duma Constitutional Law Committee and businessman and former State Duma Deputy, Vladimir Semago.
Today we will discuss the problem of corruption. When the famous Russian historian and writer Nikolay Karamzin, who lived in the 19th century was asked to describe Russia's government, his answer was one word: "Voruyut" - "They steal." Two centuries later President Putin admitted that he'd failed in fighting corruption. But his successor, Dmitry Medvedev said he is not going to put up with this evil. What is corruption in Russia, and is it possible to fight it? Our guests to talk about it today are Vladimir Pligin, Chairman of the Duma Constitutional Law Committee, and businessman and former State Duma Deputy, Vladimir Semago.