59% of Russians favor toughening punishments for terrorists, according to a recent VTsIOM survey. In addition, 42% said they supported the death penalty for convicted terrorists, 33% of respondents were in favor of restricting the movement of residents of the Northern Caucasus to other Russian regions and 26% supported the urgent economic recovery and return to a peaceful way of life in Chechnya.
Furthermore, 45% of respondents were convinced that the police were to blame for the Moscow Metro bombing earlier this month. 22% said the government was at fault, 16% said the lack of law and order in country was the cause of the blast, 14% said the Metro security was at fault, 11% of respondents said President Vladimir Putin was responsible and 10% said all Russians were at fault. Meanwhile, 59% said that the organizers of the blast would not be found, while 29% said they would.
After the Moscow Metro bombing, 33% of respondents say that they are afraid of becoming a victim of terrorism. 48% said they felt some danger, 10% didn't have any fears and 7% were confident terrorism would not impact themselves or their loved ones. 1600 people were surveyed from February 13 through February 16.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18