Beyond Business

Is Russia ready to clamp down on corruption?

Russia, now the 156th member of the WTO, has a reputation for corruption that is proving difficult to shake off. According to Transparency International and its Corruption Perceptions Index, the country ranks alongside Belarus, Togo and Mauritania in the corruption stakes. We tell you the story of Sergei Magnitsky, a whistleblowing Russian lawyer whose death three years ago sparked widespread outrage and condemnation.