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Public Opinion, Lobbies and Sanctions

... why was such fatal accident needed by the EU leaders to impose serious measures on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine? Why weren’t stronger sanctions eventually imposed previously? Political economy consideration evaluating the influence that public opinion and interest groups have in conditioning politicians –who enact policies with the aim of being reelected, are crucial to answer those questions. Where All Started: General Consideration on the EU First of all, let me start with ...


Back to Georgian Wine and Cinema?

... Russian Attitudes towards Different Countries. November 21–24, 2014. (in Russian) Other sociological services have also noted an improvement in the attitudes of Russian people towards Georgia over the past few years. According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center WCIOM , 25 per cent of people surveyed in 2008 included Georgia in the list of countries with which Russia has intense hostile relations. By 2014, this number had dropped to 1 per cent. And we are talking about a sudden ...


Valery Fedorov: "We Live during a Time of General Distrust"

This Viewpoint column showcases the insights of Valery Fedorov, Director of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM), who spoke with RIAC Web Portal Editor Maria Smekalova about the credibility of polls, Russia’s enemies and the role of the media and social networks in shaping the views of Russians, as well as the latter’s ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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