Press-releases

Russian Discrimination in the Post-Soviet Space

The survey took place between 25 and 28 April 2014 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 SUBSTANTIAL IS THE PROBLEM OF NATIONAL SEPARATISM IN RUSSIA (REGIONAL MOVEMENTS TO SEPARATE FROM RUSSIA)?

 

Nov. 13

Apr. 14

Very substantial

11

5

Somewhat substantial

39

33

Not very substantial

24

29

No such problem

9

20

It is difficult to say

17

13

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST RUSSIANS IN THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS?

Very worried

18

Somewhat worried

40

Not very worried

27

Not at all worried

11

It is difficult to say

5

IN WHICH OF THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS ARE THE RIGHTS OF RUSSIANS AND RUSSIAN SPEAKERS VIOLATED?

Ukraine

62

Latvia

53

Lithuania

48

Estonia

46

Georgia

25

Kazakhstan

12

Moldova

12

Azerbaijan

11

Tajikistan

11

Uzbekistan

10

Turkmenistan

9

Kyrgyzstan

8

Armenia

5

Belarus

4

None

5

It is difficult to say

17

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: “IN UKRAINE, THE RIGHTS OF THE RUSSIAN-SPEAKING POPULATION ARE BEING VIOLATED”?

Yes

66

No

13

It is difficult to say

21

DO YOU KNOW IN WHAT WAY THE RIGHTS OF RUSSIANS AND RUSSIAN-SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN INFRINGED UPON IN…

 

All former Soviet Republics

The Baltics

Ukraine

The South Caucasus

Belarus

Kazakhstan and Central Asia

A ban on the official use of the Russian language

50

39

47

6

3

7

Psychological discrimination – insults, threats, harassment, rudeness

42

26

38

13

4

11

A ban or limitations on teaching Russian language in schools

41

31

34

6

2

6

Physical attacks – beatings, assaults, arson, riots

32

8

32

5

0

5

Forced eviction or abandonment of one’s house and property

29

12

19

9

1

13

Refusal to recognize citizenship

26

31

13

3

2

5

Inability to find employment

22

16

12

5

1

7

Stripping of civil rights (voting and others)

20

22

15

3

1

4

Ban on certain types of profession

16

13

8

4

2

4

Greater socioeconomic difficulties than those from the titular nation

13

14

11

6

2

6

Inability to open and conduct a business

7

9

6

4

1

4

Other

1

1

1

1

0

1

I don’t know of any such discrimination against Russian-speakers in these countries

11

14

9

30

53

34

It is difficult to say

7

23

15

39

36

35

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MEANS SHOULD RUSSIA PRIMARILY USE IN RELATION TO COUNTRIES WHERE THE RIGHTS OF RUSSIANS ARE VIOLATED?

Economic pressure and economic sanctions

41

Political pressure and political sanctions

34

Reciprocal actions against the citizens of those countries in Russia (for example, deportation)

28

Unifying territories with concentrated Russian populations with Russia, if it is the will of those territories

15

Introducing limited contingent of Russian troops into those countries’ territories

8

It is difficult to say

14

WOULD YOU WANT…

 

I definitely would want that

I probably would want that

I probably wouldn’t want that

I definitely wouldn’t want that

It is difficult to say

Russia to expand its territories to include regions of concentrated Russian-speaking populations

9

41

23

9

19

A new government system to be established – a Eurasian Union of which Russia and other former Soviet Republics were members

9

30

26

11

24

To become a citizen of the Eurasian Union

7

27

27

15

24

Russia to join the European Union in the foreseeable future

2

19

33

20

26

To become a citizen of the European Union

3

17

33

21

26

HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IF THERE WERE A REFEREDUM ON WHETHER RUSSIA SHOULD JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION OR THE CUSTOMS UNION WITH UKRAINE, BELARUS, AND KAZAKHSTAN?

I would vote for Russia to join the Customs Union with Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan

43

I would vote for Russia to join the European Union

9

I would not vote on this referendum

28

It is difficult to say

20

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

close

РАССЫЛКА ЛЕВАДА-ЦЕНТРА

Подпишитесь, чтобы быть в курсе последних исследований!