In the opinion of one third of Russian citizens questioned in a survey, the youth of today aim for wealth and material well-being. During a recent sociological survey carried out by the Public Opinion fund, this opinion was voiced by 35% of respondents. Half as many people (16%) consider that today's youth aim to receive an education. Still fewer Russians believe that the aim of today's youth is a career. Only 4% believe that youth aim for self-development, and 3% cited freedom and independence.
However, 17% of those interviewed said that today's youth live "aimlessly", and 7% believe that the limit of ambition for most young people is an "idle and beautiful" life (bars, discos etc.). 9% of Russians claim that young people "are drawn to drugs, alcohol and criminal activity, and nothing else interests them".
1500 respondents took part in the survey.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969