Levada Center: Russians are most proud of victory in Great Patriotic War and accession of Crimea
Russians are most proud of victory in Great Patriotic War and accession of Crimea, are ashamed of never-ending poverty and misery and regret the USSR collapse. Levada Center (independent pollinginstitution) poll shows.
The following answers were received to the question “What events in the history of our country make you feel proud?”: the victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War – 83%; accession of Crimea – 43%.
The Russian citizens polled are also proud of their country`s leading role in space exploration – 41%. Only 18% are proud of stabilization and economic growth under Putin.
The majority – 54% – are ashamed and upset by – never-ending poverty and misery, “the great nation and the rich country” are living in. 33% regret the USSR collapse, 24% – rudeness and lack of respect among people.
22% regret purges, terror and ethnic deportations in 20-50th years; 20% – permanent lagging behind the West.
The poll was held among 1600 people in 48 rural and urban regions through personal interviews.