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The survey took place between 20 and 23 March 2015 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 134 localities of 46 of the country’s regions. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of these studies does not exceed 3.4%.

HOW WOULD YOU REACT IF, FOR THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY DAY, A MONUMENT TO STALIN WERE ERECTED?

 

Jan. 05

Mar. 10

Mar. 15

Entirely positively

11

6

9

Positively

18

18

28

Indifferent

28

28

29

Negatively

19

24

16

Entirely negatively

18

12

9

It is difficult to say

6

12

10

WHAT IS YOURT ATTITUDE TOWARD STALIN? (one answer)

 

Apr. 01

Apr. 06

Oct. 08

Feb. 10

Oct. 12

Mar. 14

Mar. 15

Admiration

4

5

1

2

1

3

2

Respect

27

23

22

23

21

28

30

Sympathy

7

8

8

7

6

9

7

Indifference

12

19

37

38

33

30

30

Hostility or irritation

18

18

12

12

12

10

9

With fear

16

15

7

7

7

6

6

Disgust or hatred

9

5

4

5

4

3

5

I don’t know who Stalin is

-*

-*

-*

-*

1

1

-*

It is difficult to say/No answer

6

8

10

7

16

11

11

*This variant was not included in the list of possible answers.

WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH STALIN’S DEATH?

 

Feb. 10

Feb. 13

Mar. 15

The end of terror and mass repression, freeing millions of innocent people from jail

47

55

46

The loss of a great leader and teacher

19

18

24

Other

6

4

3

It is difficult to say

29

23

27

IN YOUR OPINION, ARE THE SACRIFICES OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE DURING STALIN’S REIGN JUSTIFIED BY THE GREAT GOALS AND RESULTS ACHIEVED DURING THAT TIME?

 

Oct. 08

Feb. 10

Apr. 11

Nov. 12

Mar. 15

Definitely yes

3

5

4

4

7

Yes, to some extent

24

29

26

21

38

No, nothing can justify the sacrifices made

60

58

61

60

41

It is difficult to say/ No answer

13

9

10

15

13

DID ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY SUFFER FROM REPRESSION BEFORE OR DURING WORLD WAR II?

 

Feb. 10

Mar. 15

Yes

22

21

No

63

59

It is difficult to say

15

20

DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THOSE YOU BELIEVE THAT STALIN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A STATE CRIMINAL?

 

Feb. 10

Mar. 15

Entirely agree

11

9

Somewhat agree

21

16

Somewhat disagree

37

40

Entirely disagree

13

17

It is difficult to say

19

18

WOULD YOU BE FOR OR AGAINST THE CITY OF VOLGOGRAD CHANGING ITS NAME BACK TO STALINGRAD?

 

Mar. 15

For

31

Against

69

No answer

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Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly  Monterey Institute of International Studies).

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