Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Russia. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.
Overseas Security Advisory Council - Crime & Safety Report (2008)
The World Factbook (CIA)
Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Russia. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.
Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview
Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Russia's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.
This site provides information about drug production and smuggling and counter-narcotics efforts of Russia.
Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Russia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).
Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Russia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Russia, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
This survey identifies the key indicators that presaged the growth of crime in Russia during the period 1991-97. The findings illuminate a number of causal linkages related to conflict, governance, economics, demographics, and societal indicators.