Civil Servants Will Have to Prove the Origin of Wealth

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed the National Plan against Corruption for 2012-2013. The document states that a law about monitoring expenses of civil servants is to be adopted. Those employed by the state will have to report major purchases such as buying land, stocks, a house or a car. If the official cannot explain the origin of his/her wealth, he or she will be fired and the property confiscated.