Estimates from local and foreign watchdogs show corruption now swallowing between a third and half of Russia's GDP
Opposition activists take part in an anti-Putin rally in Moscow, on March 10, 2012. The poster featuring Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) reads: "Thank You, No!" The list of curses plaguing Russia's growth has changed little since Putin emerged from the depths of the KGB spy agency to take command of Russia after its decade of early post-Soviet economic mayhem.