Russia moves up Networked Readiness Index – but still lags behind Kazakhstan

Networked Readiness Index: Russia has has risen nine places to 41st  in the World Economic Forum’s  2015 Networked Readiness Index that ranks 143 countries by their extent of their adoption of information and communication technologies, outstripping its fellow BRICS member states of China (in 62nd place), South Africa (75th), Brazil (84th) and  India (89th). 
The table appears in The Global Information Technology Report 2015 which finds that, while the skill set of  its workforce and the affordability of ICT within the country continued to improve, Russia’s performance continued to be undermined by “the lack of independence and inefficiency of [Russia’s] judicial system and … the poor protection of intellectual property, among other issues.” Russia still lags one place behind Kazakhstan, which although ranked 40th, has made the greatest steps forward after Armenia, Georgia and  the UAE.
The rankings of the countries  regularly monitored  by Eurasian Business Briefing are:
40 – Kazakhstan
41 – Russia
48 – Turkey
57 – Azerbaijan
58 – Armenia
60 – Georgia
61 – Mongolia
71 – Ukraine
96 – Iran
98 – Kyrgyzstan
117 – Tajikistan
(Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan do not appear in the report)