I always thought UK is a country where there is no actual social freedom, because of mass media culture...
On the other hand, Russians have got a very indulgent culture, despite of right-wing protectionism...
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There are quite a few social freedom indices that differ by methodology of calculation, freedom factors and comparison metrics.
An index published by Fraser Institute, for example, rates UK at #18 out of 123 countries, between Iceland and Slovakia, which sounds not that bad.
The same index rates Russia at #89 — straight between Benin, Malawi, Guinea-Bisau, and Kenya (where I sincerely think it belongs to).
The document contains a comprehensive list of data sources and describes its computation metrics so you can make sure that the calculation is accurate enough.
As per mass media "culture" in the Russia, I'm afraid it's rather a negative factor. Russian mass media are no longer independent since the first years of Putin's presidency. As far as I remember, the last independent media, NTV, has been seized by the regime at 2003. You may read more about how Russian mass media is influenced by the government here: Forbes, Radio Free Europe, Examiner: Russia's top 20 lies, Examiner: Russia's top 40 lies, and many more.