Russian central banker charged with taking bribe

The Moscow prosecutor's office has indicted the deputy chief of the Federal Tax Service lending institutions department and a Russian central bank official for large-scale bribery, according to Interfax and other reports this week.

Deputy head of the tax service's credit organization Oleg Alexeyev and the chief legal expert at the Central Bank's Moscow directorate Alexei Mishin were charged on Wednesday 19 October with accepting a bribe of $1 million.

"The indictments under Part 4 of Article 29