11 April 2012. Valery Morozov, a successful Russian businessman has been granted political asylum in Britain after exposing an alleged corruption scandal involving officials and police in Russia.
Hoping to build a hotel in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Morozov paid about $10.5m in bribes to keep the contract from a competitor with close ties to the government. Every year Russians pay $300bn in bribes, according to the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International.
Here is an Al Jazeera video.
Russian corruption ‘out of control’ (by Al Jazeera) from Valery Morozov on Vimeo.