Two thirds of Russians (63 per cent) believe that troops of the Soviet Union could win the war against Nazi Germany without the help of allies. These results of the survey presented the “Levada Center,” reports “Interfax”.
Less than a third of respondents (28 percent) believe the opposite result. 9 percent were undecided.
At the same time, 36 percent of Russian citizens believe that the millions of dollars lost by the USSR in the great Patriotic war connected with the suddenness of the German attack. Another 24 percent say its military and technical superiority.
12 percent sure that this is due to the actions of the Soviet leadership, which is “not considered victims”, and every tenth Respondent believes that there would be fewer victims if not for the weakness and ineptitude of the Soviet command. Many Russians blamed these losses the cruelty of German soldiers. Undecided 8 percent.
The survey “Levada-Center” was conducted may 19-22 among 1,600 people in 137 localities of the 48 regions of Russia.
On June 22, the day of the great Patriotic war in Russia marks Day of memory and grief. The total losses of the Soviet Union in the struggle against the Nazis amounted to 27 million people.
The USSR’s allies in the war against fascism — the USA and great Britain opened a second front in Europe on 6 June 1944: the day began landing Anglo-American forces in Normandy (France).