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Russia caught up with Congo in the ranking of democracy, located at 134th place. A study published in the British company the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Russia has moved forward compared to the previous year, gaining 3.11 points (in 2019 — 2.94 points) and located on one line with the Republic of the Congo. The company characterizes Russia as an authoritarian country. It is noted that, in the opinion of the company, President Vladimir Putin will remain in power in the next four years (forecast period), and tensions with the West, including sanctions, will continue.
The first line of the rankings is Norway, followed by Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Finland. Completing his Chad, Syria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and North Korea.
The ranking includes 165 States. The assessment of democracy is evaluated along five dimensions: electoral process, functioning of government, political culture, political participation and civil liberties. Based on the assessments, countries are divided into four types: full democracies, illiberal democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime.
Russia traditionally occupies the lowest places in such ratings. For example, in studies Freedom House noted the low level of press freedom and democracy.
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