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    Russia is ranked 130th in global charity in a new study of 153 nations conducted by the UK's Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

    Russia is ranked 130th in global charity in a new study of 153 nations conducted by the UK's Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

    The study, called the World Giving Index 2011, ranks the charitable behavior of people from countries based on how likely their residents are to donate money, volunteer their time and aid strangers.

    The United States came top of the list followed by Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

    Britain was ranked the world’s fifth most charitable country - it moved up from eighth position last year - and was named the second most generous nation globally in monetary terms.

    Results showed that 79 percent of Britons donate money to charity every month, while 28 percent of people in the UK volunteer each month.

    The Netherlands, Canada, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos completed the top 10 positions. Up to 85 percent of Thais were recorded as avid monthly donators.

     

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