Nearly half of Russians believe West will forgive Russia for war waged in Donbas and Crimea occupation, – opinion poll

27 percent of Russian citizens expect escalation of tensions with the Western countries and a new round of the Cold War following “the current conflict over Ukraine and Crimea."

This is evidenced by the survey held by Levada Analytical Center in September, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA.

However, almost half of the polled Russian citizens (48 percent) believe that the "things will be gradually played cool" and the "relations will be gradually rebuilt." Almost two thirds of respondents (62 percent) expressed opinion that Russia should cultivate relations with the U.S. and other countries.

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The share of Russians concerned about the isolation of Russia is still significantly lower than the number of respondents who do not care about such scenario: 29 percent and 62 percent, respectively.

The survey was held Sept. 9-12, 2016. 1,600 people from 137 cities and villages of the Russian Federation took part in it. The opinion poll is held through personal interview with respondents at their places of residence. The error does not exceed 3.4 percent.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n407090