Interfax: Number of patriots in Russia falls by almost 10% in six years – poll

Kremlin and St. Basil's

MOSCOW. Nov 19 (Interfax) – Most Russians say they are patriotic but their number is declining year after year, sociologists said. The percentage stood at 78% in 2007; it has fallen to 69% this year, Levada Center told Interfax, presenting the outcomes of regular surveys done in 130 towns and cities in 45 regions. Some 19% of the respondents did […]

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RIA Novosti: Russian Patriotism Has Declined Under Putin – Poll

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MOSCOW, November 19 (RIA Novosti) ­ The proportion of Russians who consider themselves patriots has dropped by eight percent since President Vladimir Putin first took office 13 years ago, according to a new survey released by the independent Levada Center pollster Tuesday. Sixty-nine percent of respondents professed to be patriots in the poll held at the end of October, down […]

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