Poll in Russia: Half of Russians believe that West will forgive their war with Ukraine – poll

13:38 Sep. 21, 2016

Half of Russians believe that West will forgive their war with Ukraine – poll

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Relations with the West will return to their state of 2013, and Putin's crimes will be played cool, Russians say

Residents of Russia believe that international situation around Russia will be solved by itself and the world will accept occupation of Crimea and invasion to Ukraine, ZN.ua says referring to the poll of ‘Levada-Center' results.

Only quarter of Russians citizens (27%) expecting a new round of the Cold War "after the current conflict over Ukraine and Crimea", the report states. At the same time, almost half of respondents (48%) believe that everything will be gradually soft-pedal, and the "relationship gradually return to those before this incident."

Almost two thirds of respondents (62%) say Russia should reestablish the relations with the US and other countries. But still the share of Russians concerned about the international isolation of their country is still significantly lower than the number of respondents who do not care about it: 29% versus 62%, respectively.

The survey was conducted on September 9-12, 2016 among 1,600 people in 137 settlements of Russia. Research carried out at home by the respondent's personal interviews. The error does not exceed 3.4%.

According to the survey, held by ‘Levada-Center' in August, the share of Russian citizens having negative attitude towards the United States, the European Union and Ukraine was about 60%.

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