Leave the world alone: Record high number of Russians need no superpower status - opinion poll

13:12 Nov. 14, 2016

Record high number of Russians need no superpower status - opinion poll

An Orthodox priest conducts a reburial ceremony of remains of Soviet soldiers killed during World War II (AP photo)

Almost half of Russians think they are humiliated with something

17% of Russians think their country should quit struggling for great power status in the world, the figures provided by a new poll by the Levada Centre reveal. 

The Republic, a Russian liberal outlet, calls this a record high number, noting that only 6% of Russians supported this idea in 2008. 

Nevertheless, 76% of them think their country must pursue a great power status, while as many as 86% were supportive back in 2008. 

Many of the respoders believe that Russia is a humiliated nation. 36% of them claimed that poverty for huge share of population is depressing, 16% of the Russians are disappointed as their country is becoming a resource colony for highly-developed nations. 

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15% of responders think Russia is humiliated with its economic dependence on the international financial institutions, and with its skill drain, according to the 12% of the Russians. 

Moreover, 9% of Russians claimed their country is humiliated with the domination of foreign music and movies in it. 

42 of the responders do not think Russia is a humiliated by something or someone. 

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