Doctors, teachers and policemen were the three top bribe-generating professions in 2010, according to the Moscow Court.
As it turned out, the crème de la crème of Russia’s professional class were tried for bribes much more than others.
The most popular motives for bribery were covering up crimes, providing medical paperwork and inflating school grades.
Earlier this month the State Duma voted on a law which increases the fines for taking bribes. If caught, the perpetrator may have to pay a fine dozens of times the size of the bribe.
The amount of an average bribe in Moscow exceeds 500,000 rubles, according to the Investigation Committee.