While the investigating authorities of the Pskov region are investigating the case of the death of 15-year-old boys and girls, started a fire in the village of Strugi Krasnye in the Pskov region, sociologists have found public attitudes to the tragedy. According to the survey conducted by the Russian center for public opinion studies (VTSIOM), the majority of those who heard about what happened, tend to blame the incident the parents of the dead teenagers – this was stated by 51% of respondents.

Students from Pskov Denis Ants and Ekaterina Vlasova, having escaped from the parents, three days hiding in a private house in Strugi Krasnie, belonging to the stepfather of the girl. Cracking a safe with a weapon, 14 November, they fired a gun a police car. After arranged with Asgardia assault, it was announced that teenagers died from gunshot wounds. Earlier it was reported that the examination established unequivocally – shot kids not fighters. According to the investigators, Denis killed girlfriend and then shot himself. The live broadcast last hours of his life the children led in the Periscope.

From the survey it became clear that the tragic incident heard 65%, according to a press release by VCIOM, which leads to RIA “Novosti”. Most of those who are aware of the incident, consider family problems a main cause of the tragedy. While 15% blamed the incident on the adolescents themselves. 11% believe that the negative impact on the students was provided by the Internet. 8% linked the incident with the imperfection of the educational programs in schools.

According to sociologists, it is natural that among the measures to prevent suicide among children and adolescents, respondents most often indicate close Association of parents with children – as evidenced by 34%.

Respondents expect action in connection with the tragedy and the state. 11% offered to change approaches to the educational process in secondary schools and to strengthen the control over the upbringing of children. 8% believe that it is necessary to provide the leisure activities of adolescents. The imposition of censorship on the Network or (and) limiting access by minors to the Internet space are 8%.

Director of special programs VTSIOM Elena Mikhailova, commenting on the results of the survey, noted that in a situation of social instability risks of the choice of teenagers of deviant behaviours increase. Speaking specifically about the tragedy in Strugi Krasnie, “on the agenda raises the question of the improvement of the system of spiritual education of youth, formation of ideas about universal values, especially the value of human life,” she said.

The poll was held on 26-27 November in 130 populated localities in 46 regions of Russia and 8 Federal district of Russia among 1,600 people. The maximum size of the error (including design effect) with 95% probability does not exceed 3.5%.

The investigation of the tragedy near Pskov continues. Investigators are working out different versions of the tragedy, including a possible double suicide or murder by one teenager of another followed by suicide. Earlier, on the fact of the tragedy in Strugi Krasnie a criminal case was initiated under article 317 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“the Encroachment on life of law enforcement officer”).

Poll: 51% of Russians blame for the tragedy that occurred at Pskov, the parents of the dead teenagers 02.12.2016

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