However, Yury Korgunyuk from the Indem think tank hits more than one nail on the head here, or the same nail multiple times - unimportant really.
The underlying story is that the narod are becoming increasingly restless over corruption. The corruption that matters to them is the day-to-day stuff; breathing, living and eating (and driving). Using the bread and circuses approach, Sergei Naryshkin (another maybe for President) has been given the task of addressing corruption (The Kremlin, Russia should get there if the pochta works.)
His not entirely stupid plan is to increase salaries and then fire anyone caught practicing bribery. Which is where the plan then falls apart as Korgynyuk explains.
Actually the first quotation comes from someone else:
"Yuzhakov, head of the Center for Strategic Development, said the compensation package under the pilot program would be comparable to a "performance-related bonus."and then Korgynyuk:
It is unclear whether the compensation package would be comparable to the money bureaucrats can make through unofficial business channels."
"and so are their bosses, which is the real problem, said Yury Korgunyuk, a political analyst at the Indem anti-corruption think tank.
"It's just rubbish," Korgunyuk said. "The corrupt will check up on the corrupt. And anyway, what's the point of such a program when a bribed judge will decide whether the official has been dabbling in corruption?"
Laws currently on the books are sufficient to deal with corruption, but no one adheres to them, Korgunyuk said."
Nothing more to be said on this subject.
Plan Aims at Making Bribes Unattractive (warning due to an anti-deluvian approach to archives this link will expire only shortly after I post.)