Schools, hospitals, housing, roads — among Russians they often spark anger. But there are people to whom they bring billions of rubles. These people managed to put their business under the money flow of the government purchase of food for schoolchildren, medicines for the sick, the construction of roads and housing. There are such people in every region of Russia, and usually they are not some "Putin's friends" from Moscow, but the local ones.
"7x7" represents the "Kings of the government contract" of the Murmansk and Vladimir regions, the Republics of Karelia and Chuvashia released with the support of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). You will also find the first part of the investigation about the leaders of public procurement in the Kirov, Smolensk, Kostroma regions and the Republic of Mari El — it was published on December 24, 2018.