The Russian Presidential Anti-Corruption Council was established by Presidential Decree No. 815 on “Measures Against Corruption,” dated May 19, 2008, to create an anti-corruption system in Russia and to eliminate the root causes of corruption.

The Russian president chairs the council.

The council’s major objectives are to:

- draft proposals related to state policy on measures against corruption for the Russian president;

- coordinate the activities against corruption of federal executive bodies, executive bodies of Russia’s constituent entities and local self-government authorities of municipal entities;

- oversee anti-corruption activities set forth in the National Anti-Corruption Plan.

The council fulfills its objectives as follows:

- requests and receives the required materials from federal state government bodies and state government bodies of Russia’s constituent entities in due order;

- invites members of federal state government bodies, state government bodies of Russia’s constituent entities and non-government organizations to attend its meetings.

The council’s members participate in the council on a voluntary basis.

The council meetings are chaired by the council’s chairman.

All the council’s decisions are subject for record. The council’s decisions may be executed by Russian presidential decrees, directions and orders.

The council’s presidium:

- drafts agenda for council meetings; considers the implementation of the council’s decisions;

- establishes workshops (committees) to manage specific issues comprising council members, government body and public organization members, and experts and scientists.

The presidium’s meetings are chaired by the presidium’s chairman or by any council member upon the chairman’s instructions. The council’s decisions can be implemented by virtue of the Russian president’s instructions.

The presidium’s chairman:

- develops the agenda for presidium meetings;

- guides workshops (committees) established by the council and approves the heads of workshops;

- supports the council’s operation, manages organizational and other issues related to the involvement of non-government organization and scientific and other association representatives, as well as scientists and experts, as deemed necessary for information and analytical activities;

- reports to the council on the progress of the activities stipulated by the National Anti-Corruption Plan and other undertakings in conformance with the council’s decisions.