Russia’s Police Reform – Medvedev’s Test?

Issue & Policy Briefs November 4, 2010, No. 41

President Dimitry Medvedev has made police reform in Russia one of his largest and most important
reform projects. The police reform could be seen as a part of the larger anti-corruption program that he launched in 2008. These reforms are long overdue and badly needed; the Russian police force is one of the most notoriously corrupt state bodies in Russia.