Two-thirds of Russians who know what the term 'skinheads' refers to (one-third of the total polled) think the movement should be banned. The poll of a representative sample of 1,500 individuals was conducted on March 6 by Public Opinion. The poll found that 42% of Russians say they have never heard the term, despite its use in the media. Among respondents, 29% said they know what skinheads are and 26% said they had heard something about skinheads. Younger people were more familiar with the term (42% of those polled between the ages of 18 and 35) as were people with higher education (53%) and Muscovites (64%). Among those acquainted with the term, three-fourths (or 39% of the total) were negative toward skinheads; 3% were positive, and one out of every six (or 9% of the total) characterized their attitudes as indifferent. Of those polled, 12% saw no need to ban skinheads. This view was most common (20%) among young respondents and those with high incomes (19%).
Approximately 16% of those polled said there were skinheads in their localities. For those in large cities, this figure was 24%; for megapolises, not including the capital, it was 25%; and among Muscovites it was 39%. Some 9% of Russians said they had seen skinhead leaflets and booklets in public places, according to the findings, with the results for Moscow considerably higher (23%). Among those polled, 21% of those who said they had some idea of what skinhead means expressed the belief that the group is protected by the authorities. Almost the same percentage (20%) said they do not believe that.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities