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By 2018, Russia ranked 138th place in the corruption perception index of Transparency International and was on a par with Guinea, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico and Papua New Guinea. This is stated in the press release received by the editors”.ru”.
This time, the country scored 28 out of 100 points possible. The last three years, it received 29 points, and lost one point, Russia dropped three positions in the ranking.
Among the countries of the CIS and neighboring countries on corruption Russia is ahead of only Tajikistan and Azerbaijan (25 points). In Kyrgyzstan 29 points, Kazakhstan — 31, Ukraine — 32, Moldova — 33, Armenia — 35.
In the “transparency international — Russia” noted that the corruption problems in the country related to the fact that “existing democratic institutions are often replaced by their imitation.”
The list of 180 countries. Leaders, yet last year were Denmark (88 points), New Zealand (87 points) and Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore (85 points). USA scored 71 points is four points lower than a year earlier. At the end of the rating — Somalia (10 points), Syria and South Sudan (13 points).
The corruption perceptions index compiled annually since 1995 on the basis of polls of experts and businessmen, conducted by the independent organizations around the world. Countries are graded on a scale from 0 to 100 points, where zero represents the highest level of perceived corruption in the public sector, and a hundred the lowest.
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