The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation inspire respect and pride of citizens – poll


The vast majority of the Russian Federation (86%) believe that in the event of a military threat the Army can protect them – two years ago the figure was 66%.
Reverse opinion is shared by only 10% of Russians, and in 2013 this had fallen to 25%, the poll was conducted on June 13-14 among 1,600 people in 130 settlements in 46 regions of Russia.
Russians’ attitudes to the Armed Forces as a whole is positive. Respondents feel respect for them (40% versus 34% a year ago) and pride (39% versus 27%), as well as a sense of hope (20%). Less commonly negative evaluations were given: disappointment (7%), distrust (4%), skepticism and condemnation (2%).


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