Eighty-five percent of Russians intend to follow Olympics competitions. A survey conducted by Levada Center showed that the victory of the Russian Olympic team was more important for two-thirds of respondents (65 percent) than simply the pleasure of watching the Games. Twenty-two percent of respondents share a different opinion, and 13 percent were undecided.
Russians are mostly interested in figure skating, biathlon and ice hockey, the poll said.
Since the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, residents of Russia became more confident of the fact that Russian athletes are treated like athletes from other countries at international competitions.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War