Paul Goble


Staunton,February 11 – The Meduza news agencyhas performed a useful service in compiling a list of eight new survey resultsthat suggest that Russians are anything but pleased with the situation in theircountry and the performance of their government, attitudes that may not forcethe Kremlin to change course but that must be anything but pleasing to itsdenizens.



Theeight, listed by the news agency (meduza.io/paragraph/2019/02/11/o-chem-dumaet-bolshinstvo-rossiyan-v-nachale-2019-goda-maksimalno-kratkiy-pereskaz-sotsoprosov), are listedbelow with the original sources which provide additional details on each ofthem:


1.Morethan half of all Russians now say that officials are lying to them about thesituation in the country (interfax-russia.ru/main.asp?id=1004938).


2.Evermore Russians are angry about other actions of the authorities (bd.fom.ru/pdf/d02nv2019.pdf).


3.Increasingnumbers are calling for the replacement of the Medvedev government (interfax.ru/russia/645949).


4.Largenumbers of Russians say they are having trouble getting and paying off loans (regnum.ru/news/2567820.html).


5.ManyRussians say they are finding it difficult to find jobs even after finishinguniversity (forum-msk.org/material/news/15374602.html).


6.Morethan half of Russians say they expect to have to continue to work even afterthey receive their pensions (ekb-on-air.ru/46146).


7.Sixty-onepercent say they are ashamed that Russia has always been poor (novayagazeta.ru/news/2019/01/17/148417-levada-tsentr-bolshe-poloviny-rossiyan-ustydilis-vechnoy-bednosti-v-strane).


8.Russiansfear war with other countries (meduza.io/news/2019/01/30/levada-tsentr-polovina-rossiyan-opasaetsya-voyny-s-drugimi-stranami).




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