Source Pravda.Ru

Most Russians are ready to serve but doubt army's strength

Seventy percent of Russians are ready to fight for their country, but 50% do not think the military is up to defending the country in the event of a real threat, a poll conducted by Romir Monitoring has found, the survey firm told Rosbalt Thursday. At the same time, 45% of the national sample believe the military is capable of defending the country, and 5% were unable to answer the question. Also 22% of respondents said they were not ready to fight for the country. In terms of regions, respondents in the Northwest showed the greatest willingness to defend their country, with the most negative responses coming from the Far East. Relatively frequent negatives also came from residents of cities of more than a million population. The most positive group was students, 84% of whom answered affirmatively as to willingness to fight for the country. People with relatively little schooling were more likely to express unreadiness to join the military if circumstances demanded. The survey polled 1,630 persons.

Comments
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Terrorists attack police officers in Chechnya in a series of poorly prepared acts
Russia Must Die - The Deep State has Spoken
Oil prices may fall as USA saves record oil reserves
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Israel makes final warning to Iran
The ayatollahs now fear the collapse of the Iranian economy
North Korean government warns people of severe famine
Israel makes final warning to Iran
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Russia's five-day war with Georgia: What lies beneath international lies
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Oil prices may fall as USA saves record oil reserves