Russians perturbed at price rise, ruble fall - poll

Rising food and everyday goods prices seem to be the biggest problem for Russians, at least, 77 percent say so (74 percent in Moscow), Levada Center told Interfax.

Rising food and everyday goods prices seem to be the biggest problem for Russians, at least, 77 percent say so (74 percent in Moscow), Levada Center told Interfax.

The respondents are no less concerned about the ruble fall (65 percent across the country and 70 percent in Moscow) and the performance of outpatient clinics and hospitals (62 percent on the whole, and 63 percent in Moscow).

Society's division into the rich and the poor looks important to 61 percent of Russians.

Over a half (55 percent) of 1,500 respondents polled in 45 constituent territories in December mentioned environmental conditions amongst their concern.

Fifty percent are worried about a large number of migrants and people with origins in the Caucasus (64 percent in Moscow).

Forty-nine percent mentioned rudeness, disrespect and aggressive behavior, and 48 percent corruption.

A big concern of 45 percent of Russians is a possible military conflict between Russia and the West, NATO, and 41 percent worry about a threat of war with Ukraine.

Russia's international isolation caused by its conduct towards Ukraine worries 40 percent of the respondents, and 36 percent are concerned about disregard of the law and abuse of power by law enforcement authorities.

Twenty-six percent pointed to ballot falsifications and manipulations, 16 percent - to persecution of those disagreeing with the government policy, and 17 percent - to censorship in newspapers, the radio, television and the Internet.

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