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    Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study | The Moscow Times



    11/6/19
    The share of Russians who say the country needs sweeping changes has grown to 59% this year, according to new research from the Carnegie Moscow Center and the independent Levada Center pollster cited by the Vedomosti newspaper Wednesday. "There’s increasing dissatisfaction with the work of the state,” Vedomosti quoted Levada sociologist and co-author Denis Volkov as saying. “New people are needed, but it’s unclear which ones.” The number of Russians wanting “decisive, large-scale” changes has risen for the second consecutive year, increasing from 57% in 2018 and 42% in 2017. Some 53% of the respondents said only serious reforms to Russia’s existing political system could bring about the needed changes. Another 34% said the changes are possible within the existing system, according to Carnegie and Levada’s research. When asked to identify the specific changes they want to see, 24% of the respondents named higher wages and standards of living. They were followed by 13% who wanted a different government and president and 11% who wanted lower drug and utility costs. Meanwhile, 31% of respondents favored gradual changes in Russia while 8% opposed any changes.

    Andrei Kolesnikov, chairman of Carnegie Moscow Center’s domestic politics program, warned that “populist” demands for changes are unrealistic and said the government is trying to address these demands from within the system. “People expect changes on a silver platter without paying anything for them. They’re not ready for changes in the social sector except for [getting an] additional education,” Vedomosti quoted Kolesnikov as saying. Respondents were more likely to name state bureaucrats as most resistant to change (69%), followed by oligarchs and big business (67%) and President Vladimir Putin (25%). The Carnegie Moscow Center and Levada carried out the study in July 2019.
    Russians are also getting fed up with rigged elections, sub-par housing, never-ending wars, and Moscow's indifference to environmental ticking time-bombs in many parts of the country.

    Related: Economy Ministry: No Change in Russian Living Standards Before 2035


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    Re: Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Russia should be a big Norway with all the natural resources Russia has.

    But corruption and mismanagement have made Russia slightly less better off than Brazil.

    Russians who support regime change are patriots.

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    Re: Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Most of the world wants decisive change. Not gonna happen.

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    We should set up some troll farms, influence their election.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    Russia should be a big Norway with all the natural resources Russia has.

    But corruption and mismanagement have made Russia slightly less better off than Brazil.

    Russians who support regime change are patriots.


    Russia is #5 in natural resources, possibly #1 but for most being practically inaccessible in Siberia and eastern Russia. There will likely never be enough money that Russia can muster just for pipeline and railway, let alone let alone building the mining facilities, to get the stuff to processing and shipping centers.

    Putin is 67 and looks easily 10 yrs younger. He ain't goin' nowhere. Plenty of nasty tricks and deadly moves on small and larger scales to match against whatever the patriots might show. Until the Russian oligarchs start getting in their jets for one-ways to Mar-a-Lago, or wherever, can't expect much change.

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    Re: Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study | The Moscow Times





    Russians are also getting fed up with rigged elections, sub-par housing, never-ending wars, and Moscow's indifference to environmental ticking time-bombs in many parts of the country.

    Related: Economy Ministry: No Change in Russian Living Standards Before 2035
    Don't trust paid by CIA some 'Russian' presstitutes
    Never Left!.

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    Re: Most Russians Want ‘Decisive’ Change – Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Don't trust paid by CIA some 'Russian' presstitutes
    I believe 'Russian' presstitutes would be the 24/7 troll factory in St. Petersburg.


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