Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
NATO seeking to revive cold war-era climate — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:51
Situation in Syria gives grounds for cautious optimism — LavrovWorld September 22, 1:24
NATO secretary general comments on Russian military drillsWorld September 21, 21:34
NATO secretary general hails idea of deploying UN force in UkraineWorld September 21, 21:29
Russia ready to discuss alternative resolutions on UN mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 20:18
UN approves probe into Islamic State crimes in IraqWorld September 21, 20:10
Russia’s Alrosa mined all-time largest pink diamond in its historyBusiness & Economy September 21, 20:07
Russia submits Zvyagintsev’s film Loveless for OscarsSociety & Culture September 21, 19:16
Respondents with high education and supporters of the ruling United Russia Party mainly share this idea.
“Our fellow nationals (19%) say national identity is felt when people are able to unite in difficult moments,” the pollster said.
Only 35% of Russians believe that there is no national unity in the country, compared with 56% in 2012. Explaining their stance, one third of respondents (31%) said this means that everyone “thinks only about themselves.”Russians still mark differences between various social groups, mainly between the rich and the poor (78%).
The opinion poll was conducted on October 25-26, 2014, with pollsters interviewing 1,600 people in 132 settlements in 45 regions and a margin of error of no more than 3.5%
The poll comes ahead of the National Unity Day, celebrated on November 4, which marks Russia’s liberation from Polish invaders in 1612. The holiday replaces the November 7 communist holiday celebrating the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
The number of Russians approving of the National Unity Day has risen 20% over the past 10 years, a survey by the Public Opinion Fund (FOM) showed on Thursday.