Russia Ranks Among Most Least Free Countries

By Mariam Gogolishvili, Tsarizm:

Freedom House released 2017 year report on the level of political and civil liberties in 195 countries around the world. Of these countries, 87 are rated free, 59 – partly free and 49 – not free.

Russia

In the report Russia is marked as authoritarian country, which stands to gain from a breakdown in democratic norms at the international level.

“Russia followed a comparable pattern, combining domestic repression with an ambitious program of regional intimidation and long-distance political sabotage. The regime of President Vladimir Putin stage-managed Russia’s parliamentary and regional elections, leading to record low turnout and the total extinction of liberal opposition in the legislature. The Kremlin also added to its blacklists of “extremist” websites and NGOs that it considers “foreign agents” or “undesirable.” – the report reads.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has once again for several years in a row been listed as one of the least free countries…

To read the rest of the article and see the report, visit Tsarizm.com.

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