Oganisyan Yu.S., Shimanskaya E.S., Corruption networks as a reality in modern Russia. In: Political relations in the era of digital technologies and network society: [collection of scientific articles] ... Oganisyan Yu.S., Shimanskaya E.S., Corruption networks as a reality in modern Russia. In: Political relations in the era of digital technologies and network society: [collection of scientific articles] / ed.: edited by O. M. Mikhailenoc – Moscow: FCTAS RAS, 2020. (Consent in society as a condition for the development of Russia. Issue 6). P. 184-207.ISBN 978-5-89697-328-7DOI нетPosted on site: 06.07.20 Search full text on Google AcademiaAbstractCorruption in Russia is interpreted as a multi-layered socio-political network formed during the post-Soviet privatization and covering all areas of the economy. The main components of this phenomenon are power and business. In the country, at the Federal and regional levels, corrupt feedback structures of government and business have been formed. There was a symbiosis of the business community and dishonest officials, which is a criminal system in the field of distribution of state budget expenditures, where extortion, kickbacks and other forms of embezzlement are widespread. The authors conclude that the persistence of this phenomenon is primarily due to the weak effectiveness of state measures in the fight against corruption networks and the lack of development of domestic institutions of political self-organization of civil society.