Streetwise Professor

January 18, 2013

Friday Funny

Filed under: Economics,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 10:06 pm

This is the funniest freaking thing I’ve read in a long time.  ”No chance for Sochi 2014 corruption-Audit Chamber.”  ”It is practically impossible.”  Seriously.  That’s what Sergei Stepashin says.

I’m dying here.  But it gets better.  Want to know why there’s no chance for corruption?

“The Olympics are pretty expensive, this we know,” he said. “But the sports facilities cost about the same as in Europe. We conduct quarterly checks. … It’s practically impossible to simply steal just like that, I give you my honest word.”

“Rises in expenses are linked with infrastructure.”

Because of course, there is no corruption in the construction of infrastructure in Russia.  None.  The country where it costs about 6 times as much per mile to build roads than in the US.

For its next joke, the Audit Chamber will investigate Gazprom.  I can’t wait.  I can always use a laugh.

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  1. @Professor-the reassignment of Ded Hasan at this crucial time is intended to streamline the Olympic “contracting” process. The coordination between the private crime sector and the government crime sector has been poor thus far. Ded’s reassignment provides additional clarity that is so important when contracting for work in Russia.

    Comment by pahoben — January 19, 2013 @ 10:20 am

  2. Hey, Perfesser, this is really serious – now the pie will have to havean extra slice taken out of it, either directly, or to hide the thefts or to hire muscle to keep things quiet. Cann’t we just all get along to go al… oopsie!

    Comment by Sotos — January 22, 2013 @ 10:32 am

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