Sociologists have documented the decline in protest potential in Russia

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The level of protest potential among the population has decreased. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the website of the organization.

The majority of respondents (55 percent) believes that the rallies are unlikely to begin in their hometown. Allow social action in the place of their residence 39 percent of Russians.

The figure, which measures the willingness of citizens to personally take part in mass demonstrations against raising the retirement age dropped to 36 points. 66 percent reported they did not allow their participation in such events.

The government announced pension reform, in particular, raising the retirement age, caused a negative reaction of the majority rossyain. Discussion continued on different levels for more than two months.

In late August, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation and announced the commutation of the respective bill. He stressed that the changes have only one goal — ensuring stability of the pension system and well-being of older people. The result will be reduced the age of retirement for women to 63 years, as was in the original draft, up to 60 years in the new version.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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