Most Russians (53%) dislike businessmen with a lot of economic and political power. This was the result of a national survey entitled Business and Society carried out in August and September by ROMIR Monitoring together with the newspaper Expert and the organization Delovaya Rossiya [Business Russia]. On the other hand, 43% of respondents gave a positive appraisal of Russian oligarchs. However, 74% said that in terms of personality, there is not one oligarch that particularly appeals to them. 4% said they liked Roman Abramovich, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Anatoly Chubais and Vladimir Potanin.
1500 Russians over the age of 18 took part in the survey.