MOSCOW, March 16 (RAPSI) – Amount of corruption crimes revealed by Russian Interior Ministry's Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department has risen by 21% with identified damage caused by these crimes reaching as high as 43 billion rubles (about $741 mln), the Department’s press-service announced on Thursday.

According to the Department, in 2016 officers revealed about 74,700 economic crimes and 18,600 corruption ones.

In addition, amount of crimes committed by organized criminal groups rose by 3.3%