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MOSCOW, December 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The Syrian conflict and settlement of the crisis around chemical weapons in this country have become the most significant events of the outgoing 2013 year for Russian citizens, according to an opinion poll conducted by the WCIOM (All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre). WCIOM head Valery Fyodorov said on Thursday that more than 30% of those polled put this event on the first place. The Ukrainian crisis was second (17%) and Edward Snowden Case — third (5% of respondents).
As for Russia’s domestic events, the citizens have been most of all impressed by the Far East flood this summer (21%). Preparations for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and the Olympic torch relay are next (19%). The Kazan air crash is third (according to 5% of respondents).
Fyodorov said that the poll had been conducted after the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky (former head of the Yukos oil company, once Russia’s richest man), but Russians have not included it in the list of the most significant events.