Of the phenomena of Russian youth, the greatest dissatisfaction, the survey of Fund “Public opinion” (FOM), published on 25 October, called the lack of concern for specific population groups and people in General (14%), low salaries, pensions and low standards of living (11%), corruption (7%), the growth of prices and tariffs (6%).

In addition, almost one third of Russian youth, namely 31%, baffled by the question, in the right direction for developing countries. 48% of young people believe that all is as it should, 21% believe that the course is wrong. However, only 14% of respondents said that they are ready to defend their opinion at meetings or through other political campaigns, and 4% are already doing this.

60% of the total number of participants in the study said that are not interested in politics. As noted in the sociological study the least interest in the political life of the country showing young people under the age of 22 years, in age groups up to 27 and 30 years, watching political news increases slightly.

At the same time, 76% of respondents believe that Vladimir Putin is generally copes with its responsibilities. The options are “Bad” and “undecided” scored 12%.The highest level of job approval of the President identified in cities with population from 250 thousand to 1 million people and villages, most critics were in the cities.

The FOM survey was conducted on 15 may 2016 in 53 subjects of the Russian Federation, 104 settlements among Russian citizens aged 18 years and older. The survey polled 1.5 thousand respondents. The statistical error of the given data does not exceed 3.6%.

A sociological study about youth opinion regarding the situation in the country was published after the newspaper “Kommersant” reported on holding in the Russian universities secret evaluate “protest potential” of teachers and students. Research in more than 40 Moscow and more than a dozen regional universities was held for two years. The results of the audits compiled a “help for official use only,” including for the authorities.

“The state is in a state of undeclared war. She is a hybrid character, it has many fronts. One of them is in our state is the mental front,” – said the Deputy head of the Institute for strategic studies and projections at the PFUR Nikita Danuk, presenting the results of the study.

The project “Scenarios for Russia’s future” has previously appeared in the media spotlight, but his scale was known a little. After the said publication in the Kremlin saidhe had not heard about the program evaluation of the protest potential of students and professors. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov assured that the program is not a Kremlin project.

And the head of the Institute for strategic studies and forecasts of PFUR Georgy Filimonov said that the newspaper misrepresented the goals and objectives of the study. According to him, Danuk analyzed the work of foreign consultants, rather than find out the mood of the students and staff of universities.

According to him, the spin doctors artificially create the preconditions for destabilization of the situation in the Urals, in Siberia and in cities of the Far East. And that is what it was in the analytical materials, which were prepared Danyk. As stressed Filimonov, the assertion that someone has checked the “protest potential of students and universities”, “nonsense”.

Nikita Danuk also saidthat his speech was misinterpreted. However, the journalist of “Kommersant” has published a free audio recording of the speech of the curator of the project “scenarios for the future of Russia”, from which it followed that the words Danyka were not distorted.

Sociologists learned from the Russian youth grievance authorities 26.10.2016

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