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Russia has recorded improvements across all three Global Peace Index domains, with its score improving by 1.3%.

Despite the country ranking last in the region and 11th lowest globally, there have been substantial reductions in the police rate and the homicide rate, with the latter falling from over 20 per 100,000 to less than ten per 100,000 in the last decade. However, political instability continues to be an issue in Russia. In March 2020, President Vladimir Putin proposed an amendment to the constitution which will effectively reset his presidential term to zero, allowing him two more terms in office. Although the outbreak of COVID-19 has led Putin to postpone the referendum, it will likely have a significant impact on Russia’s political climate once the pandemic improves.

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