Experts from StrategEast, a U.S. strategic center for political and diplomatic solutions, have recognized the Baltic countries as the most westernized of all post-Soviet states.

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Estonia scored 93 points out of 100, while Lithuania got 85 points. Latvia ranked third with 82 points, the Ukrainian media outlet Europeiska Pravda reported, referring to StrategEast's study.

Ukraine ranked sixth with 54 points, following Georgia (62) and Moldova (56).

The least westernized countries are Tajikistan (19.5 points) and Turkmenistan (17.5 points).

When compiling the rating, the experts assessed the political, economic, legal, and cultural situation, as well as lifestyle in 14 countries (excluding Russia).

The study examined data received in the first half of 2017 and earlier.