Successful completion of the operation in Syria was an event in 2017 for the Russians
Moscow. 29 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Event of the year in Russia and in the world was the victory over terrorism in Syria and the withdrawal of the main part of the Russian troops, reported respectively 11% and 26% of participants of poll spent by Fund “Public opinion”.
The three most significant Russian events of the year also included the construction of the bridge Kerch in the Crimea, doping scandals and their consequences for the Russian athletes (4%).
1% of respondents cited among the main events in Ukraine, preparations for the elections, the nomination of Vladimir Putin as a presidential candidate of the Russian Federation, the attack in the St. Petersburg metro, the world festival of youth and students, the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome and others were undecided, two thirds (67%) of respondents.
The question about the main events of the year in the world also did not find the answer half (54%) of survey participants, held on December 17 among 1,500 respondents in 43 subjects of the Russian Federation. However, Russians remember the victory for trump in the presidential election in the United States (6%), doping scandals, their consequences for the participation of Russia in the winter Olympics (3%), U.S.-North Korea political conflict (3%), the events in Ukraine (2%), tensions between Russia and the West (1%), trump’s statement about moving the us Embassy to Jerusalem (1%).
FOM also found out that the Russians called the Russian President Vladimir Putin person of the year in politics, and died the Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky — in the culture.