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New survey reports 45 percent of Russians think their country is headed in the wrong direction. That’s a 12-year record.

Source: Interfax

A new survey by the social research institute Levada Center found that 45 percent of Russian residents believe their country is moving in the wrong direction. The survey was conducted January 25 – 31 and included 1600 respondents in 136 Russian municipalities.

Interfax reports that the figure is a 12-year high. It surpasses the number of respondents who believe Russia is headed in the right direction (42 percent). 13 percent of respondents said they were unable to answer the question. 

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