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Russian Women Less Corrupt than Men?

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Russian Women Less Corrupt than Men?

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Russian Women Less Corrupt than Men?

Russian Women Less Corrupt than Men?

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Russia is cracking down on its corrupt traffic cops, who are known for taking a lot of bribes. The solution: Hire more women. A Russian newspaper reports that the country's first traffic-police unit made up entirely of women will soon take to the streets. The police chief tells the paper that research shows women are less corrupt than men.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. Im Renee Montagne.

Russia is cracking down on its corrupt traffic cops. They're known for taking lots of bribes. And Russia's roads are renown for being some of the world's most dangerous. One solution: hire more women. A Russian newspaper reports the country's first traffic police unit made up of women-only will soon take to the streets. The police chief tells the paper that research shows women are less corrupt than men. This is MORNING EDITION

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