This survey took place between 18-22 August 2017 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 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys.
The statistical error of these studies for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed:
3.4% for indicators around 50%
2.9% for indicators around 25%/75%
2.0% for indicators around 10%/90%
1.5% for indicators around 5%/95%
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE SECRET PROTOCOL APPENDED TO THE GERMAN-SOVIET NONAGGRESSION PACT (MOLOTOV-RIBBENTROP PACT) OF 1939, WHICH MADE PROVISIONS FOR THE DIVISION OF POLAND AND THE DIVISION OF EUROPE INTO SPHERES OF INFLUENCE?
|Feb. 05||Jul. 09||Aug. 10||Jul. 14||Mar. 15||Aug. 17|
|I heard about it and think it really exists||43||38||36||39||38||40|
|I heard about it, but think it is not true||9||11||11||14||17||17|
|I haven’t heard about it||31||39||41||33||32||33|
|I don’t know anything about it/It is difficult to say||17||13||12||14||13||11|
DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF STALIN’S DECISION TO SIGN THE GERMAN-SOVIET NONAGGRESSION PACT?
|I don’t know anything about it/It is difficult to say||38|
DO YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE THE SIGNING OF THE GERMAN-SOVIET NONAGGRESSION PACT?
|Feb. 05||Jul. 09||Aug. 10||Jul. 14||Mar. 15|
|I don’t know anything about it/It is difficult to say||37||44||46||38||38|
DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WORLD 65 YEARS AGO ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1939? (Respondents provided the event’s name themselves and were able to name more than one event)
|Sep. 04||Aug. 14||Aug. 17|
|World War II began||21||43||29|
|Poland was divided between Nazi Germany and the USSR through a secret agreement (Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact)||12||10||11|
|The Great Patriotic War began||3||5||7|
|The USSR reached out to help the people of Western Ukraine/Belarus||4||4||8|
|I don’t know/I don’t remember||59||39||45|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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