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.
On January 15, it was reported that the Russian government began to develop sanctions against several officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)