Thursday, 19 May 2016

Not welcome in Russia

According to The Moscow Times

Russia is rated the least welcoming country to refugees, according to a survey commissioned by Amnesty International and conducted by consulting firm GlobeScan.

The survey, published Thursday, created a Refugees Welcome Index that ranks countries on a scale from zero to 100, where zero means that all survey respondents would refuse refugees entry to their country and 100 means that all respondents would accept refugees into their neighborhood.

Russia was given an index score of 18, the lowest. China was the most welcoming country for refugees — scoring 85. The median index score was 52.

I wonder if it really matters - do refugees flock to Russia?


Sackerson said...


Henry Kaye said...

Putin gets a bad press here and I have to confess that I'm no expert on these matters but I sometimes wonder if he isn't a little wiser than he is credited!

CornCrake said...

There is a lot to be admired in Putin's attitutes.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I was surprised too.

Henry and CornCrake - he seems to be what Russians expect from a leader which is more than our lot ever manage.