Complaining about snowy and icy sidewalks doesn`t bring any effect. Residents of a Russian town decided to try another way. They wrote the name of the main opposition activist who openly critisizes Russian President on the snow. Municipal services quickly removed it, making residents very happy.
Kremlin propaganda claims that Russia is a superpower. Yes, when it comes to nuclear missiles and space programmes. However, 20% Russians and 3000 schools in Russia don`t have indoor toilets and have to use outside loos. Amazing.
Half Russians think that Stalin was a great leader. That`s incredible and I will never understand it - Stalin murdered a lot of Russian citizens, millions were sent to Gulags. Russians have always loved strong leaders, even if they were brutal dictators.
Poll: More Than Half Of Russians See Stalin As 'Wise Leader' April 10, 2018 10:04 GMT
A public-opinion poll in Russia has found that 57 percent of respondents view the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as "a wise leader who led the Soviet Union to might and prosperity."
The independent Russian pollster Levada Center conducted the survey on March 23-27 and published it on April 10.
Stalin's positive rating has not changed much since a similar poll in March 2016 but has been increasing since 2008, when 50 percent of Russians viewed him favorably.
Asked in the new poll to what degree they concur that Stalin was "a wise leader who led the Soviet Union to might and prosperity," 20 percent said they agreed "completely" and 37 percent said they "probably" agreed. Eight percent said they completely disagreed.
The same poll indicated that 44 percent of respondents view Stalin as "a cruel, inhuman tyrant responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people," down from 62 percent in 2016, 66 percent in 2012, and 68 percent in 2008.
Historians and Kremlin critics say that under President Vladimir Putin, the Russian authorities have sought to play down Stalin's crimes.
Arseny Roginsky, an activist who was chairman of the respected rights group Memorial and died in December 2017, accused the authorities of trying to push the memory of Stalin's abuses "to the distant periphery of the consciousness."