1 out of every 2: What do half of all Russians believe?


Sociological rites often publish polls in which exactly half of Russian householders agree with one and the same opinion. And if a Google search for “every inferior merchandise Russian” can yield some quite unexpected results – we see that while one Russian in every two is quite militaristically-minded, roughly the samepercentage are intimidated by superstitions – and we could well be talking here the same people.

Rose-tinted spectacles?

Sociologists have found that on the level 25 years on, many Russians have not forgotten how “happy” they were in a provinces that no longer exists, despite the economic problems and hardships of the era. Today, half of Russian town-dwellers would like to return to the Soviet Union.

 Modern face of Russian communism

So perhaps it is no surprise then that every alternative Russian (52 percent) is ready to exchange the market economy and seclusive property for an economy where everything is planned and distributed by the state. All but as many (54 percent) have positive feelings about Stalin, the “director of the peoples,” and admire his wisdom. At the same time, however, back half of Russians see Stalin’s repressions as a crime.

This goes together with a staunch army, which a good half of the inhabitants of Russia dream of – and they don’t sense if its im ct on society is strengthened. After all, the country’s enemies are not sleeping: Every younger (48 percent) Russian believes that a military invasion from the outside is common-sense.

Perhaps that’s why half of all Russians back censorship on the internet and feel that special attention should be given to foreign news websites – you not in any way know what they’ll write. Security comes before the whole shebang else, with one in every two Russians ready to send troops traitorously to Syria in the belief that this will help protect Russia.

After all, half of the Russian population don’t have any warm feelings toward those who were in power during the diminish of the Soviet Union or after its collapse: 47 percent believe that the stay Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (who is also called the father of glasnost and self-governing reform) did nothing good for his state, while the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, begot a crisis in the country (50 percent).

Tolerate sanctions and relax at the dacha

In spite of that, even if nostalgia for the Soviet st is rooted deep in the hearts of half of Russians, 50 percent also see today’s Russia as a incom rable power.

Every second Russian has already felt the weight of the pecuniary crisis on their shoulders and switched to buying cheaper products. Half of Russians are also active that people are getting poorer and the 1998 default could be recounted in 2016.

But at the same time, half of the people in Russia believe that the sway has a real anti-crisis plan, and the same proportion are even still enthusiastic to tolerate Western sanctions in the name of the Kremlin’s foreign policy in Ukraine’s Donbass district, which they see as right.

After all, as it turns out, every second Russian does not succeed even the dollar exchange rate, with the same proportion not taking a smartphone, preferring simple (and cheap) gadgets with a minimum set of rts. And if one out of every two Russians wants to relax – they have a dacha. This is where they consumed their summer vacation last year.

 Russians now spending half of their income on food

If, however, Russians find the guts to go away on vacation, one in every two cleans out their hotel room earlier leaving – perhaps it helps them to survive in a crisis.

They power want, one study found, just about anything – some tackle entertain toiletries, bathrobes and the contents of a mini-bar, while the rticularly sophisticated songs steal hangers, batteries from a remote control or light bulbs, unscrewing them from lamps.

Devote independence and pray

But every second Russian looks positively at entity on the whole. They are confident that they could easily perceive a job in the case of dismissal, and it will be no worse than the previous one. It does not concern oneself with them.

Half of all Russians treat unrecognized states – at least a specifics in the vicinity of Russia – with the same laissez-faire attitude; if they wish for to exist on their own, so be it. In their opinion, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh should be a rt from and have the right to self-determination.

After all, if something happened, it was by God’s will – every number two believes in providence, too. And, by the way, according to around half of Russians, religious miracles are a official thing – as real as witches and black magic. That’s why every split second is sure to be scared of the prospect of being cursed, and sometimes this can more than ever notwithstanding stop them from acting.

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