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The majority of Russians support Moscow’s actions in response to sanctions

The majority of Russians support Moscow’s actions in response to sanctions

The majority of Russians support Moscow’s actions in response to sanctions
August 18
18:52 2016

Russia needs to conduct its policy in response to sanctions imposed by Western countries, 70% of Russians think, according to the research center “Levada”.

70% of Russians want the government to continue the antisanctions policy in response to restrictions imposed by Western countries.

The remaining 20% of the respondents speak in favor of the necessity of compromise in order to ease the sanctions. 33% of Russians believe that the Russian counter-sanctions primarily hit the West more than Russia.

But 15% of respondents say the opposite. 42% of respondents believe that imposed bilateral sanctions hurt both Russia and the West in equal measure. 72% of respondents believe that the restrictions had an impact on the country’s economy. Meanwhile, 20% of Russians believe that the sanctions did not affect the economic system of Russia.

Earlier it was reported that the Russians were most afraid of hostilities and rising tensions between the countries in the world.

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