More than a half of Russians consider the annexation of Crimea useful


64% of the interviewed residents of Russia believe that the annexation of Crimea was rather good than bad. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the Russian Levada Center.

Another 19% of respondents believe that the annexation of Crimea “was rather bad” and 18% were undecided.

In addition, according to the sociologists, Russians lost their interest in Ukraine in November this year. Only 29 percent of Russians follow the events taking place in Ukraine, 26% said that they did not follow, and 44% follow without much attention.

For example, 57% of respondents followed developments in Ukraine in February 2014.

The survey was conducted among 1600 persons aged 18 and older in 137 localities of 48 regions of the Russian Federation on November 18-21.

1 Comment on More than a half of Russians consider the annexation of Crimea useful

  1. How are we supposed to interpret these results from the Levada Center when an earlier poll from the Levada Center last year reported the following:

    Twenty-six percent of respondents in the Levada Center study said they were afraid to answer questions while 49 percent of respondents said that Russians in general were reluctant to answer questions when approached by people conducting polls. When it comes to speaking with work colleagues about politics and current events, 23 percent of respondents said they felt uncomfortable while 17 percent said they were uncomfortable discussing these issues with their families. When asked why people were reluctant to share their views and beliefs, 56 percent of respondents answered that they feared retribution.

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