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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  

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