Russia's «neighbors» in the rankings are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda   Photo: Gennadiy Gulyaev/Kommersant

Russia’s «neighbors» in the rankings are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda Photo: Gennadiy Gulyaev/Kommersant

Russia remains a highly corrupted country, ranking as the 143rd most-corrupt state out of 182 with a corruption index of 2.4, according to Transparency International’s 2011 annual corruption survey. The result is a success, considering that last year Russia ranked the 154th with an index of 2.1.

Russia’s ”neighbors” in the rankings are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda.

The Corruption Perception Index, calculated by Berlin-based corruption watchdog, defines corruption levels in the state sector on a scale from ”0” (the highest corruption level) to ”10” (almost no corrupted state officials).

The improvement of Russia’s ranking is connected with some new anti-corruption laws.

The three ”cleanest” countries according to TI’s 2011 survey are New Zealand, Denmark and Finland. The most corrupted states are Somalia and North Korea.

– en.gazeta.ru

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2011

– Transparency International

WHAT IS THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX?

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