Stalin became a leader in the survey of Russians about the most outstanding personalities in the history
Putin and Pushkin in second place.
Moscow. June 26. INTERFAX.RU — Sociologists “Levada-Center” asked the Russians to call the most eminent men of all times and peoples, in the top five were: Joseph Stalin (38%), Vladimir Putin and Alexander Pushkin (34%), Vladimir Lenin (32%), Peter I (29%).
During a similar survey in 2012, the first five places of the ranking is the same person, but their names were located in a different order. In the first place so was Stalin (42%), followed by Lenin and Peter I (37%), Pushkin (29%), Putin (22%).
This year in the first ten included Yuri Gagarin (20%), Lev Tolstoy (12% versus 24% in 2012), Georgy Zhukov (12%), Catherine the great and Mikhail Lermontov (11%), reported “Interfax” in the “Levada-Center”.
In the second ten rankings: Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Suvorov, Dmitry Mendeleyev (10%), Napoleon I (9%), Leonid Brezhnev (8%), albert Einstein, Sergei Yesenin, Mikhail Kutuzov, Isaac Newton (7%), Mikhail Gorbachev (6%).
The percentage sum of all responses exceeds 100% because respondents were called names and were able to indicate multiple response options.
The survey was conducted April 7-10 among 1,600 people aged 18 years and older in 137 localities of the 48 regions of the Russian Federation.