Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Most Russians Support Snowden and his Presence in Russia
1.08.2013 19:33
Most Russians Support Snowden and his Presence in Russia
http://rusnovosti.ru/news/273590/

Over half of Russians approve of fugitive US former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's activities and his current presence in Russia, a recent opinion survey by the Levada Center reveals.

      Snowden, who is wanted by the United States for leaking classified data about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, officially requested temporary asylum in Russia on July 16. Washington has repeatedly called on Moscow to reject Snowden’s request and send him back to the United States to stand trial on charges of espionage and theft.

      According to the poll published on Wednesday, 15 percent of respondents said they have a positive attitude towards Snowden’s leaking activities, while 36 percent said they were “rather positive” about it.

      Fourteen percent said they were “rather negative” about what Snowden had done, while 3 percent totally disapproved of his actions. A total of 32 percent had not made up their minds.

      Asked whether Russia should grant asylum to Snowden, 13 percent of respondents said it should, 30 percent said “probably,” 19 percent said “probably not,” whereas 10 percent were against it. Some 28 percent said they did not know.

      The survey was conducted on July 18-22, 2013 among 1,601 urban and rural residents aged 18 and above in 130 cities, towns and villages across 45 Russian regions.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Edward Snowden Russian society poll Russia-US  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Opera Singer Vladimir Atlantov Turns 80 Today
20.02.2019
Legendary Film Director Georgi Daneliya Passed Away
05.04.2019
The People's Artist of Russia Sergey Yursky Passed Away
08.02.2019
Composer Vladimir Dashkevich Celebrated his 85th Birthday
22.01.2019
The Best Russian Translators Awarded in Moscow
30.04.2019







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian Cinema  Festivals in Moscow  North Caucasus  barbecue  Visit Russia  Cinema Night  migration in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Alisher Usmanov  Cannonballs  Russian regions  Books  Primorsky Territory  Gely Korzhev  Eurovision  Silver Rope  Alexander Lebedev  Festival of Festivals  Kuzma Minin  inventions  Transbaikalia  Comics  Russian singers  Street Art  Russian places of interest  travel to Russia  Golden Mask  World War II  Selitrennoye  Russian parliament  Alexey Navalny  Real hypermarkets  projects  Russian tourism  Video  Russian business  Russia-Ireland  Exhibitions in Moscow  Arch-Moscow  Sand Sculpture Festivals  Moscow  Russian churches  Arkhangelsk  Treasures  tobacco market  Lokomotiv  Russian opposition activists  Moisey Feigin  Russian Traditions  St. Petersburg 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites