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.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea