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The Beslan school siege

This survey was carried out August 22–28, 2019 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1608 people age 18 or older from 137 localities in 50 regions of the Russian Federation. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as a percentage 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%

THIS YEAR IS THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BESLAN (NORTHERN OSSETIA) SCHOOL HOSTAGE CRISIS AND MASSACRE WHICH OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER 2004. ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE EVENT? (one answer)

  Aug. 18 Aug. 19
I am very familiar with it 45 48
I have a general idea 48 43
This is the first I have heard of it 6 9
It is difficult to say 1 <1

IN YOUR OPINION, WHOSE ACTIONS LED TO THE DEATH OF THE HOSTAGES DURING THE OCCUPATION OF THE SCHOOL IN BESLAN IN SEPTEMBER 2004? (as a percentage of respondents who know what happened; one answer)

  Aug. 19
The actions of the terrorists 51
The mistaken actions of intelligence agencies 8
Actions on both sides 34
It is difficult to say 8

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

The ANO Levada Center has been included in the registry of non-commercial organizations acting as foreign agents. Read the Director of the Levada Center’s statement of disagreement with this decision here.

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