Ukraine and Georgia are far ahead of Russia in the fight against corruption.
International organization Freedom House has released its annual report on the situation in "transition countries". Only 29, and more than half of them are former Soviet republics.Worst of all, according to the researchers, the situation in Russia over the last 10 years there has been a decline in all the major indicators - the level of democracy, human rights and corruption. At the same time, Georgia and Ukraine, except for the Baltic States, only two countries in the post-Soviet period, which saw no signs nor authoritarian or semi-authoritarian rule.However, as usual, in the Russian media those sections of the report, which refers to more prosperous neighbors, interpreted in their own way. So, Interfax noticed that the level of democracy in Georgia from 1999-2000 to date has increased only slightly, and the rate of corruption and does remain at the same level.During the same period, has not changed in Georgia and the level of development of civil society. However, declines in the level of democracy in local government.If we refer to the original document, here's what you can see: the level of corruption in Georgia in 1999 and 2000 and in 2010 it really is equally valued - 5 points (page 228). However, below these figures, indicated that the fight against corruption is one of the most successful actions of the current Georgian leadership.To this conclusion international analysts attract the attention of the Georgian politicians and the media. Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on foreign relations Akaki Minashvili, in particular, stressed that the comparison of the current rate of corruption to the level of a decade ago - is an erroneous interpretation, reports "Georgia Online".It really seems to be incorrect, given that the current government in Georgia dates from 2004 and 1999 is irrelevant. But if to compare indicators - current and six years ago, it is quite obvious progress. Thus, since 2004 the level of corruption was estimated to be 6 points, but by 2007 gradually rose by one point and remains in that position today.Russia called the report one of the most corrupt countries in the worldFor comparison, in Ukraine the level of corruption is now seven years old always kept at around 5.75 per score. In Russia this figure is significantly higher - 6,5 points. Thus, ironically, after his arrival at the Kremlin, Dmitry Medvedev, has declared the fight against corruption a priority of his presidency, the situation has only worsened.For example, from 2006 to 2008 it was estimated at 6 points, and then began to degrade. Thus in the reign of Vladimir Putin's corruption indicators have improved, with the 6.25 to 5.75 points."Russia is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, study says (page 440). Special publicity the issue received after the speech major Dymovsky, who accused the militia leadership in total corruption"."Fire in the Perm night club"the Lame horse" - approx. ed.) on 4 December 2009, which killed more than 150 people turned the problem of corruption in a real tragedy, showing that wallowed in bribes officials do not fulfill their direct duties to protect the population," write the speakers on page 452.The failures of Russia on the background of the success of Georgia and Ukraine drew the attention of the Georgian news Agency GHN. It cites a line from the Freedom House report: "the Era of Putin and Medvedev is the period when the damage done to the democratic institutions that ensure the accountability and transparency"".