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The majority of Russians said they would not want to live in the era of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. This became known from the survey results VTSIOM, reports RIA Novosti.
The wish expressed five percent of the respondents. It is noted that 40 percent of citizens want to see themselves as citizens of modern Russia. Another 37 percent of respondents said that they would like to return to the era of Leonid Brezhnev.
The smallest number of Russians want to live at the junction of the XIX and XX centuries and the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin. These options have picked up four and three percent, respectively.
The survey also indicated that 58 percent of respondents belong to Stalin positively. Almost two-thirds of Russians said that he was acting in the public interest or in the interests of the majority and that the country has evolved when it “rather in the right direction.”
April 16, according to the “Levada-center”, it was reported that the level of approval of the Russians activities of Joseph Stalin broke the historical record for all the years of research on this topic. 70 percent of Russians believe that Stalin played a “rather positive” or “completely positive” role in the life of the country.
In addition, since 2008 the number of those who considers unnecessary “casualties suffered by the Soviet people in the Stalin era”, decreased by a quarter: from 60 to 45 percent.
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