Russia poll on Stalin and WWII

Results of a recent Levada poll conducted among 1600 Russians in 128 population centres of 46 regions of Russia(August 23-31 2009):

Considering the scale of repression in the Stalinist era and the forced displacement (expulsion) of several peoples, do you agree that the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin should be viewed as a state criminal?

Strongly agree

12

Mostly agree

26

On the whole, do not agree

32 

Strongly disagree

12 

No opinion

18

Who do you consider bore the primary responsibility for the repressions and losses our country suffered from the 1930’s  to the early 1950s?

Stalin

19

The state system

19

Both Stalin and the state  system

41

Neither Stalin nor the state system / someone else / the enemies of our country

  6

No opinion

15

Is it possible to speak of features shared in common by the state systems that were built in the 1930s by Stalin in the Soviet Union and by Hitler in Germany?

Of course, they have much in common

11

Yes, they have some features in common

32

No, they have nothing in common

19

It is totally unacceptable to compare the USSR to Nazi Germany

22

No opinion

16

Should the events of September 1939, when Red Army troops entered Poland and occupied territories specified in the secret protocols Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, be widely publicized?

Yes, young people no longer know the history of their own side, with all its light and dark aspects

36

Yes, so that it doesn’t happen again

20

Yes, because there was nothing wrong about it, with these actions Stalin was able to prepare for war

10

No, one can’t alter the past, and all countries have plenty of dark pages in their history

16

Don’t know, not interested

8

Other

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Don’t know anything about it

12

No opinion

9

(Via Marko Mikhkelson)

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