Russia

143 million people
10,730 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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In the parallel universe of Russian propaganda, Ukraine is overrun by fascists, the Central Intelligence Agency shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Donbass and Sen.

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U.S. Foreign Policy
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Eurasia

On July 15, Freedom House commemorates the life of Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova. 

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Civil Society, Rule of Law
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Eurasia

Following Russian authorities' search and confiscation of equipment at the office and homes of individuals associated with Golos, the Russian voters’ rights and free election advocacy group, with a

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Civil Society, Rule of Law
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Eurasia

Paypal should lift the ban blocking donations to produce print copies of an investigative report on Russian military involvement in Ukraine.

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Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
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Eurasia

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Special Reports

Contending with Putin's Russia

As President Barack Obama enters his second term, relations with Russia present him with a set of thorny problems. This package of materials includes policy proposals, a summary of Russian legal restrictions on NGOs, a chronology of repressive actions under Vladimir Putin since 2000, and graphs illustrating Russia's score declines in Freedom House's annual reports.


 

Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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