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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

LEGSI Ratings

Russia's state stability shifted downward in January, according to the Lehman Brothers Eurasia Group Stability Index (LEGSI). The rating dipped to 59, down from last month's high of 61. The report points to the slowing pace of structural reform as the primary reason for the decline in the Economy score. The Security score dropped due to the suicide bombing at the government building in Grozny. The government's failure to extend the mandate of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Chechnya and the acquittal of Colonel Yury Budanov, accused of murdering a young Chechen woman, contributed to a decline in the Society score. Of the 22 emerging market countries covered by the LEGSI, Russia took ninth place in terms of overall stability in January.