Half of Russians positively assessed the activities of Stalin in the war

A bust of Stalin in Moscow

Every second Russian (50 percent) appreciates the work of Joseph Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union during the great Patriotic war. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of Fund “Public opinion” (FOM), published on the organization’s website on Monday, 8 may.

In 2005, the figure was 40 percent, according to the study.

A third of respondents (32 percent) described the role of Stalin as “partly positive and partly negative,” eight percent gave a negative assessment of politics, “father of Nations”, 11 percent could not answer this question.

More than half of respondents (55 percent) believe that currently the role of Stalin in the victory of the estimated fair and 19 percent expressed the opposite point of view.

56 percent of respondents consider the Victory Day as a national holiday, 35 — state, six — family. The vast majority of respondents (87 percent) reported that in their family there are those who fought and participated in the great Patriotic war.

The majority of respondents (79 percent) plan to take part in the events dedicated to the Victory Day, 18% refused it.

The research was conducted on 2 may. It was attended by 1.5 thousand residents of the 53 regions of the country.