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Corruption Seen as Increasing in Russia

The public perception of corruption in Russia is growing, according to the latest study by a leading international non-governmental organization devoted to fighting corruption worldwide. Transparency International unveiled its annual corruption perception index for Russia Tuesday in Moscow. The chairman of Transparency International’s Russian branch, Yuri Baturin, says the perception of corruption in Russia continues to rise, with Russia slipping to 88th on a list of 133 countries. Bangladesh, at position number 133, was rated the worst for perceived corruption. Using a cross-survey of polls and research, Mr. Baturin said that this year Russia ranks alongside Algeria and Pakistan. Last year, Russia placed 71st on the list, and Mr. Baturin says that while the drop is not overly significant, he says it does show increasing unease among Russians about the level of corruption in their country. Mr. Baturin refers to the scale Transparency International uses to rate perceived levels of corruption, with a 10 for nations deemed clean, and 1 for countries considered rife with corruption. He says Russia scored a 2.6. He also predicts it will take 70 years or more for Russia to overcome the perception of corruption to the point where it can be viewed as an equal among nations of Western Europe. Full Story

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