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Рейдерство в регионах России: индикаторы и факторы

This paper considers the problem of raiding attacks on property in Russia, which often involve unlawful criminal prosecution of employers and their subsequent imprisonment. This phenomenon is beyond the scope of what is called the "hostile takeover" in international practice, because it inherits a number of instruments of power pressure on business, which were widely spread in Russia in the 90s. In this study, we use the internal database of the Center for Public Procedures "Business against Corruption" containing more than 600 applications from Russian entrepreneurs about cases raiding attacks that occurred from 2011 to 2013. In our view, this indicator with some restrictions may reflect the magnitude of the problem. Consideration of the current data in the regional context allows us to answer the question about the causes of the high number of raiding attacks in some regions and its absence in other regions of Russia. We hope to define some «threshold conditions" that make the growth of raiding possible. With the use of such instruments as «decision trees» and «regression analysis», we conclude that raiding is common in regions with the developed commercial, construction and industrial sector and the lack of oil production. Favorable conditions for the spread of raiding attacks are the lack of transparency of judicial system, a large number of crimes in the sphere of business activity and the weak development of non-profit organizations in the region. In our opinion, these characteristics reflect the willingness and capacity of individual representatives of law enforcement agencies to participate in the raider attacks.