login | registration | forgot the password
today 25.09.2016 23:55
(by Kyiv time)


Kharkiv Human Rights Group Social Networking

Russians see Ukrainians as puppets in West’s ‘anti-Russian policy’


  An overwhelming majority of Russians deny personal responsibility or Russia’s responsibility for the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine

Against a background of increasing anti-Western sentiment in Russia, the Levada Centre’s latest survey has found that a large number of Russians view all the actions of the Kyiv authorities as the result of western interference. Between Aug 1-4, 52% of respondents believed that Ukraine’s wish for European integration was because it had “become a puppet in the hands of the West and USA with their anti-Russian policy”. Only one in four was convinced that Ukrainians are impelled by their own wish to make their country “democratic, prosperous and free”.

77% believe that the ‘anti-terrorist operation’ is a US initiative while only 7% believe in the ‘viability’ of the Kyiv government.

Views about Russian participation in the events in Ukraine were divided. 32% believe that Russia is interfering, and is right to do so; 24% - that Russia should intervene in the Ukrainian crisis but is not doing so; 33% - that Russia is not intervening and should continue to stay out of it.

Russians deny both personal responsibility (81%) and responsibility at the level of the state (75%) for the death of people in the east of Ukraine.

Euphoria over Russia’s annexation of the Crimea remains, with 85% of Russians calling this a “great achievement of the country’s political leadership”. However the number of those who recognize the adverse consequences of the move is gradually increasing. 45% of respondents could not exclude the possibility that the “Crimean campaign” would result in a reduction in the standard of living of the Russian population; a reduction in income; increase in prices, etc.

58% of Russians would like to receive a pluralistic range of information about Ukraine; whereas 35% find the information from the main channels on Russian TV sufficient.

From the report here

see also:
Russian enthusiasm falls for paying the cost of Crimean annexation
Russians support Kremlin-backed militants, but don’t want open war
Russia Today’s “Genocide in Eastern Ukraine”: Sick, distorted and deleted
New low in Russia’s propaganda war
Sent to be shot
The EU’s Opaque Dealings with Ukraine
Whose anti-Semitic and Homophobic Choice?
What should they talk about, Mr Putin?
The Peace that chokes Russia
EU’s Clear and Consistent Capitulation?
Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive


new comment