Most Russians (59%) are convinced the war in Chechnya is still going on. This was the result of a survey carried out by the VTsIOM-A research group between November 27 and December 2. Only 28% of respondents said they believe life in Chechnya is becoming more peaceful. What is more, 67% said they think that talks should now begin to establish peace in the republic. However, 20% of Russians said that military operations must continue.
75% of respondents fear that members of their families could become victims of terrorist attacks while 9% said they are certain nothing of the kind will happen. 13% said they do not think about it.
When asked about Great Britain's decision to refuse Russia's request for the extradition of Akhmed Zakayev, 52% answered that 'in the West they enjoy any opportunity to annoy Russia.' Only 20% believe the Russian Attorney General's office was unable to provide reasonable grounds for Zakayev's extradition.
The survey was carried out in 40 regions of Russia (100 cities and built-up areas). 1600 people took part in the survey.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.