Survey reveals most Russians prioritise excessive living requirements & peace over standing: Only 31% need their nation to be a superpower

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Barely greater than a 3rd (37%) of Russians assume their nation continues to be a superpower, and solely 31% assume it’s necessary to have such a standing. That’s based on a brand new survey on the general public’s perspective to their place on the planet.

In simply six years, the share of Russians believing that the nation ought to try to reclaim the united states’s superpower catchet has dropped from 42% to 31%, based on state-backed pollster VCIOM. In 2020, extra folks assume Russia ought to intention as a substitute to be “one of the top 10-15 economically developed and politically influential countries in the world,” with a deal with a excessive customary of living, social coverage, and peace.

When requested if the nation is on a trajectory to turn out to be a superpower once more, simply 29% mentioned it might occur inside the subsequent 15-20 years. This is a marked change from 2014, when this opinion was held by a majority (54%).

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The 2014 survey was carried out in early April, only a month after Crimea was re-absorbed into the nation. Six years later, the Crimean enhance appears to have light, and now Russians seem to have completely different priorities. 

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