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The majority of Russians come to appreciate the well being above the country’s greatness

Большинство россиян стало ценить благополучие выше величия страны

According to 51 percent of Russians, the welfare of residents should be the concern of the state is more than great power status in the international arena and military power, told “Kommersant” in the Institute of sociology.

Thus, as noted by scholars, over four years after the annexation of Crimea, the inhabitants of the country occurred a change of priorities. In October 2014, the majority of participants of the poll (67 percent) believed the restoration of justice in foreign policy and statehood as such the most important values. Today this position is shared by only 49 percent of respondents.

The Russians, according to sociologists, is increasingly associated the status of a great power is not external, but domestic policies. “Therefore, the first condition for acquiring such a status, 67 per cent of Russians believe a developed modern economy, the second — highest level of welfare of citizens (66 per cent)”, — told the publication Director of the research center of the Institute of sociology Vladimir Petukhov.

“The world center of influence” want to see Russia only 13 percent of survey participants. “A bridge between Europe and Asia” — eight men out of every hundred. Back Moscow’s control over all territories of the former USSR consider it necessary seven percent of the respondents.

Positive attitude to counter noted at 47% of study participants (in 2014 — 60 percent).

For four years, significantly increased the request for social justice: from 47 to 59 percent. “First of all, is a request for equality of opportunity for self-realization, equality of all before the law,” — said Petukhov.

Recorded and growth aspirations of Russians to democracy, human rights, freedom of expression of the individual — from 27 to 37 percent.

Changing attitudes in society, according to scientists, contributed, on the one hand, dissatisfaction with the pension reform, and with another — the world Cup. “After that, the Russians wanted our country in the world not only feared but respected,” — said the source publication.

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