Russian Police Reform Still Lacking | Top Russian news and analysis online | ‘RIA Novosti’ newswire: “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has launched much-needed reform of the nation’s Interior Ministry, but the innovations may not cure the agency’s main ills: corruption and abuse of power.
Even with all of these measures, actual implementation would raise doubts, especially given the precedents.
Medvedev has reportedly tasked Sergei Bulavin, plucked out of a senior post in his administration to take over as deputy head of the MVD, with implementing the reforms. But he also chose to keep Nurgaliev – who has been serving in this post for more than six years – as interior minister.
By Simon Saradzhyan in Moscow for ISN Security Watch”