Two-thirds of Russians questioned the need for allies for the Soviet victory over Germany
Moscow. June 22. INTERFAX.RU — Two-thirds of Russians (63%) believe that the Soviet Union could have won in WWII without the help of allies, the opposite opinion is shared by less than a third (28%), reported “Interfax” in the “Levada-Center”.
Undecided one in ten (9%) participant survey conducted may 19-22 among 1,600 people in 137 localities of the 48 regions of the Russian Federation. Responsible for multi-million dollar losses by the USSR in this war, the majority of Russians explain the suddenness of the German attack (36%), its military and technical superiority (24%).
One in seven (12%) believes that this is due to the actions of the Soviet leadership, which is “not considered victims”, and every tenth (10%) — with the weakness and inefficiency of the Soviet command. Another 10% of the blame in these losses the brutality of German soldiers, undecided 8% of respondents.
On June 22, the day of the great Patriotic war in Russia marks Day of memory and grief. This day was established by the decree of the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin on June 8, 1996. The great Patriotic war in Russia is called the integral part of the Second world war, culminating in the victory of the red Army and the surrender of the German armed forces. The total losses of the Soviet Union amounted to 27 million people.