Russia dropped by 22 lines in the global index
At the end of 2022, Russia ranked 146th in the global index, which annually communicates British company Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU – analytical division of The Economist magazine). This country’s anti-record on the scale has been increasing since 2006. In total, there are 167 places in the ranking.
When compiling the ranking, the EIU divides countries into four categories: full-fledged provided, imperfect provided, combined regimes and authoritarian regimes. The assessments take into account the following results: elections and pluralism, the activities of the authorities, political culture, civil liberties affect the population.
Let’s say the world index for the year rose by 0.01, to 5.29 points out of 10 possible. The low growth is explained by stagnation, the removal of restrictions on COVID-19, which restrict the personal freedom of citizens.
According to the authors of the rating, only 24 countries of the world were considered protected by democracy, another 48 states were classified as imperfect obligations. Countries with hybrid regimes, according to the EIU, include 36 countries, with an authoritarian regime – 59 states. Thus, 45.3% of the Russian population lives in democratic regimes to some extent, and another 36.9% of the population live in authoritarian countries, which include, according to analysts related to Russia.
According to the Economist magazine, at the end of 2022, Russia showed the most significant failure in all democratic indicators, scored only 2.28 points out of 10 possible and dropped 22 lines at once. Nicaragua, Sudan, Guinea, Venezuela, Burundi and Uzbekistan became neighbors in the rating.
The assessment of Russia in the rating of the ongoing military operation in Ukraine that began on February 24, 2022, the tight control of the state over the significance of information, the protests of politicians for anti-war statements and the suppression of world protests, the review explains.
“Russia has long been on a deregistration path and is now acquiring many of the features of a dictatorship,” the report said.
The most democratic countries were, according to the rating, Norway (9.81 points), New Zealand (9.61 points) and Iceland (9.52 points). The last three lines were occupied by the DPRK (1.08 points), Myanmar (0.74 points) and Afghanistan (0.32 points).