Memorable Events

This survey was carried out from September 26 to October 2, 2019 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1601 people ages 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.

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)

Sep. 19
Single voting day on September 8, 2019 16
Personal events in respondents’ lives 8
Demonstrations in Moscow (criminal investigations for “the Moscow case”) 6
Traffic accidents, emergencies, and natural disasters 4
Other regional events (official visits to regions, demonstration against the construction of a landfill at Shiyes, protest by pediatric oncologists at the N. N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center) 3
City Day 3
The death of Mark Zakharov 3
Flooding in Irkutsk Oblast and other Russian regions 3
74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York (10 Russian delegates denied visas, Greta Thunberg’s speech) 2
Vladimir Putin: Eastern Economic Forum, trilateral summit on Syria 2
Meeting of Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky 2
Relations with Ukraine (prisoner exchange) 2
Emergency landing of a plane in a cornfield near Zhukovsky airport 2
Sporting events (IAAF World Athletics Championships, Women’s European Volleyball Championship, World Curling Championships, parole of Mamayev and Kokorin) 2
Death of Jacques Chirac 2
Illness of Anastasia Zavorotnyuk 2
New school year, first of September 2
New legislative initiatives (transition to a four-day workweek, ban on smoking on balconies) 2
Landscaping, installing amenities, and improving public infrastructure 2
Price increases (not enough money, withholding salaries, no money) 2
Drastic temperature declines (presence and quality of heating) 2
Vacation, tourism 2
Forest fires in Siberia and the Far East 1
Drone attacks on oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia 1
US Senate impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump 1
Other events (military drills, Sobchak and Bogomolov’s wedding, events in Syria, planned reduction in the number of government officials) 5
No memorable events 26
It is difficult to say 15

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

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