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According to a poll conducted by Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) most supporters of the Just Russia party – 87% – agree with the Russian military decision. 27% of LDPR sypathizers (most 'negative' demographic) consider Russia’s decision to back South Ossetia in the 2008 conflict wrong, WCIOM reported.
Overall, 75% of respondents agree with Moscow’s decision to recognize sovereignty of South Ossetia; 14% take the opposite stance.
Most Russians believe it necessary to continue assiting South Ossetia, primarily providing humanitarian aid; 13% of respondents believe it necessary to provide funding to the republic and 20% want Russia to assist South Ossetia with reconstruction efforts.
WCIOM stated that in the number of those opposed any aid to the republic has increased over the last year.
1,600 people from 130 settlements in 42 Russian regions were intereviewed for the poll.