Thursday, November 06, 2014

Russians not keen on LNR and DNR

Interesting Russian Opinion Poll today from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) - "the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space":

Amongst several topics considered,

43% of Russians polled think their country should not intervene, but rather remain neutral w.r.t. DNR and LNR 

Only 11% think DNR and LNR should be incorporated into Russian Federation. Importantly, this figure has gone right down from 6 months ago...

These figures will give Putin much to ponder..

I've clipped and google-translated one portion below:

Do you think what position should take Russia in respect of Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic (DNI and LC)? (Close-ended question, one answer)
April 2014 *July 2014October 2014
Not intervene to maintain neutrality453643
Recognize the DNI and LC as independent states132623
Take DNI and LC in the Russian Federation181211
Help DNR and LC expand autonomy while remaining a part of Ukraine12158
Kiev authorities to help regain control over the territory of the DNI and LC423
Difficult to answer8912

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