Russia's Public Opinion Research Center unveiled the results of a new research. Researchers tried to find out the attitude of the Russians to the October Revolution and how they treat revolutions in general.
Most Russians believe that a revolution in today's Russia can not be allowed (78%). To the greatest extent this view is shared by those who see any revolution as a tragic event (89%), by United Russia supporters (85%) and non-parliamentary parties (86%), as well as by those who approve of the president (85%).
Only 13% of the polled believe that Russia needs a revolution. This point of view is common for those who see a coup as a chance to upgrade the society (31%), the supporters of the Liberal Democratic Party (32%) and the Communist Party (27%), as well as by the respondents who criticize the activities of the head of state (27%).
Remarkably, evaluating revolution as a historical phenomenon, the Russians share different opinions. Forty percent believe it is an inevitable phenomenon that has its pros and cons, and another 37% believe that a revolution can not be justified. Only 15% of the respondents accept this historical phenomenon positively, especially LDPR (23%) and the Communist Party (26%) supporters. The number of respondents, who treat revolution positively, has increased over the past seven years (from 10 to 15%).
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11