Aug 4, 2011

Maplecroft: Russia is not safe for investors

Russia is on the fourteenth position among the terrorism risk countries. The Latest Terrorism Risk Index (TRI), released by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, rates 20 countries and territories as ‘extreme risk,’ with Somalia (1), Pakistan (2), Iraq (3), Afghanistan (4) once again topping the ranking. The ‘extreme risk’ category also includes: South Sudan (5), Yemen (6), Palestinian Occupied Territories (7), DR Congo (8) Central African Republic (9), Colombia (10), Algeria (11), Thailand (12), Philippines (13), Russia (14), Sudan (15), Iran (16), Burundi (17), India (18), Nigeria (19) and Israel (20).

Analysts recommend travelers to abstain from travelling to these countries. The list includes 198 countries, where 13,492 tourists were killed in terror attacks in 2010. The least risky states are the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Georgian State Minister for Reintegration, Eka Tkeshelashvili said such ratings was not a surprise for her, because the country, where along with criminal situation, xenophobia and oppression of people on religious grounds is a serious trouble, cannot be safe.