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Public opinion poll shows Moscow does not need support from federal budget

September 08, 2014, 14:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The majority of the respondents interviewed said they do not want the Russian capital to move from Moscow to any other city
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MOSCOW, September 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow does not need support from the federal budget, the support should go to other regions, said majority of the respondents (75%) polled by the All-Russian Center for Studies of Public Opinion (VCIOM.)

Nonetheless, 22% of the respondents polled in Russian cities said Moscow as the face of Russia needs additional financing. A total of 49% of respondents polled in Moscow and St.Petersburg and 15% polled in minor cities said Moscow should be given an advantage.

The majority of the respondents interviewed said they do not want the Russian capital to move from Moscow to any other city. A total of 66% said they neither want the Russian capital to move to the biggest city in their own region, but nine percent said they would like to have the capital in their own region.

The poll was conducted on 42 territories of the Russian Federation on August 30-31 in which 1,600 respondents were interviewed; a statistics margin error is no more than 3.4%

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