This year was rich in opportunities, life lessons learned, experiences gained and new friends and partners made. It also brought something new that has impacted upon every sphere of human life all around the world. In today's world there is no stopping the torrent of talk about the global financial crisis. We can speak endlessly about its possible consequences for our country and for the whole world. Usually, when we talk about the crisis, we mean the economic crisis. Unfortunately, in our country the crisis is not limited to the economy. We must admit that in Ukraine there is an epidemic of the most serious social disease, an HIV epidemic.
Audit Chamber Chairman Sergei Stepashin said on 17 July that his agency is probing the funding of the construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran and that there is also "a serious job" for the Prosecutor-General's Office in that connection, RTR reported. Stepashin said he has just returned from Iran, where he agreed with his Iranian counterparts to monitor closely the Bushehr project. Both sides are unhappy with delays in construction and the fact that completion of the contract has been postponed several times.
Some of you would probably wonder why I cite it here. Corruption is present in every society, be it in a developed or developing country. And all countries are alike in as much as each has at least one law or rule against corruption. Corruption — we have all encountered it at some point, in one way or another. She who sins for pay, or he who pays for sin.