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Russia

Eastern Europe

Women

Russia ranks 50 out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, where a high rank equals high equality. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Children

Russia has a Workplace Index score of 3.1, a Marketplace Index score of 4.2 and a Community and Environment Index score of 3.9 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though. 

Persons with Disabilities

Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, the main minority groups in Russia are Tatars, Ukrainians, Bashkirs, Chuvash, Chechens, Armenians, Avars and Mordovans (listed according to size). In the 2010 census, there were howver few people who indicated their ethnic origin. In total 193 ethnic groups were listed, including: Adyghe, Altai, Belarusians, Buryats, Chukchi, Cossacks, Dargins, Dolgan, Evenk, Jews, Inguish, Kabards and Balkars, Kalmyks, Karachay and Cherkess, Karelians, Kazakhs, Khakass, Khants and Mansi, Komi, Komi-Permyaks, Koryaks, Kumyks, Lezgins, Mari, Meskhetians or Meskhetian Turks, Nenets, Nogai, Ossetians, Roma, Russian or Volga Germans, Sakha (Yakuts), Tatars, Tuvans and Udmurts. 

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 9.4 % in the subregion Eastern Europe.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Russia ranks 74 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch