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Memorable Events

This survey took place between March 21-27, 2019 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 50 of the country’s regions. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as a percentage of the number of participants.

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%

WHICH EVENTS IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS HAVE BEEN MOST MEMORABLE FOR YOU? (respondents named the events THEMSELVES and could name more than one; ranked in descending order)

  Mar. 19
The deaths of Zhores Alferov, Vladimir Etush, Yulia Nachalova, and Marlen Khutsiev 12
Sporting events (figure skating, soccer, biathlon, hockey, Universiade in Krasnoyarsk) 8
Personal events in respondents’ lives 8
Election campaign in Ukraine (events in Donbass) 7
5th-year anniversary of Crimea’s annexation 6
The resignation of the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev (renaming the capital, streets, plazas, etc.) 5
Accidents and disasters (explosion at a Chinese chemical plant, engine failure on cruise ship in Norway, fire in a warehouse in Omsk) 5
Airplane crash in Africa 4
Rotation of regional leaders in Russia 4
Terrorist attack in New Zealand 3
March 8th and February 23rd celebrations 2
Price increases and quality of life decreases 2
Events in Syria 2
Demonstrations and strikes (against the increase of the retirement age, for a free Internet in Moscow, march in memory of Boris Nemtsov) 2
New law passed against insulting the government and fake newspapers 2
Maslenitsa celebrations 1
Waste disposal reform in Russia 1
Government overthrow in Venezuela 1
Pension reform 1
Arrival of spring 1
Natural disasters (tsunami in Japan, earthquake in Indonesia) 1
Other events in Russia (forum in Sochi, Putin’s address at the Federal Assembly, one year since the tragedy in Kemerovo, the rejection of Pavel Grudinin from the State Duma, “Mowgli girl,” new military equiment tests, halt of the construction of a plant at Lake Baikal) 7
Other events in the world (America repealed sanctions against Korea, “Yellow Jackets” in France, Brexit) 3
No memorable events 17
It is difficult to say 23

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

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