Russia ranked 138th out of 180 places in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, sharing this place with Iran, Libya and Mexico. In 2017, the country was at the 135th position, along with Paraguay and Kyrgyzstan.

In 2018, Russia scored 28 out of 100 possible points in the Corruption Perception Index, compiled annually by the international anti-corruption NGO Transparency International (TI). Guinea, Iran, Libya, Mexico and Papua New Guinea scored the same points. All these countries share 138th place with Russia out of 180 in the ranking of the least corrupt countries, compiled by TI.

In 2015, Russia was 119th in TI Corruption ranking list, in 2016 - 131st, in 2017 - 135th.

The top-10 in 2018 lists Denmark (with 88 points), New Zealand ranked second (87), Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland ranked third (85 points each), Norway ranked seventh (84), followed by the Netherlands (82 points), Canada and Luxembourg (81 each).

The outsiders at eh bottom of the list are South Sudan and Syria (13 points each), as well as Somalia (10).

At the end of 2018, Estonia, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guyana strengthened their position in the rankings, while the performance of Australia, Chile, Malta, Turkey and Mexico deteriorated.

Last September, Transparency International included Russia in the list of countries that are not taking enough measures to fight corruption. This was stated in a side report on Export of Corruption, dedicated to combating corruption in the international commercial transactions.

In addition to Russia, experts included Japan, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Finland, Colombia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, India, China and Singapore in the list of countries that do not take the necessary steps to prevent the 'export of corruption'.

In August last year, TI tagged every fifth Russian MP (Duma members) as lobbyists for the interests of the country's security forces. According to the analysis by TI, of 86 deputies promoting the interests of siloviki, 24 were elected more than twice to the lower house of parliament, while 29 other at least twice (in 2011 and 2016), the rest of them are in the MP seats for the first time.