The survey showed that Russians consider the main scandals of the year

The survey showed that Russians consider the main scandals of the year

MOSCOW, 21 Dec — RIA Novosti. Russians consider as the main scandals of the outgoing year in the case of ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev and the removal of the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in South Korea, the survey showed the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

“Major “scandals” of the year, according to estimates by the Russians, the dismissal of Russian national team from participation in the Olympics in 2018 (12%), the trial of ex-Minister Ulyukaev (11%)”, — marked in materials VTSIOM, which is available to RIA Novosti.

The speaker last week was sentenced to eight years of penal colony for bribe reception in 2 million dollars from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin. Additionally, 61-year-old Ulyukayev, the most senior convicted bribe-taker in modern Russian history — was sentenced to a fine of 130 million rubles and after the liberation banned for 8 years working in the civil service. The verdict caused an outcry, a number of human rights defenders made a criticism of the process.

The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the non-admission to the Games team Russia was made in early December. The IOC Executive Board suspended the Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR), “clean” from doping Russian athletes, whose participation needs to approve the special Commission will be able to speak only in the status of “Olympic athletes of Russia” (OAR) under the Olympic flag. The national anthem of the Russian Federation will be executed.

A nationwide survey “polls-Sputnik” was held in December 2017 of 1.8 among thousands of respondents. Survey method — telephone interviews, the statistical error does not exceed 2.5%.