Global Slavery Index: over 800.000 people living in 'modern slavery' in Russia

Global Slavery Index: over 800.000 people living in 'modern slavery' in Russia
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Russia occupied the 64th place in the spread of slavery, however, joined the top ten countries by the total number of slaves on the territory of the state.

Over 794 thousand people are living in modern slavery in Russia, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. The author of the rating is the Walk Free Foundation of Australian philanthropist Andrew Forrest.

The Global Slavery Index describes modern slavery as a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude, and forced marriage.

Russia occupied the 64th place in the spread of slavery, however, joined the top ten countries by the total number of slaves on the territory of the state.

According to the rating, ten countries with the most significant number of slaves keep 60% of the total number of slaves in the world (India, China, Pakistan, North Korea, Nigeria, Iraq, Indonesia, Congo and the Philippines).

In total, 40.3 million people are living in modern slavery; compared with the report of 2016, the number of slaves has decreased by five million people. In India, 8 million slaves are living; the country with the highest estimated prevalence is North Korea. In North Korea, one in 10 people are in modern slavery (a population of about 25 million people).

In late June, the US government published an annual rating on trafficking in people in 187 countries. Russia was at the foot of the list to counter forced labor and sex trade. "The Russian government does not meet the minimum standards to combat slavery and does not even make efforts to change the situation," the text of the report stated (p. 362 of the document).

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