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?
On the whole, do not agree
Who do you consider bore the primary responsibility for the repressions and losses our country suffered from the 1930’s to the early 1950s?
The state system
Both Stalin and the state system
Neither Stalin nor the state system / someone else / the enemies of our country
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
Yes, they have some features in common
No, they have nothing in common
It is totally unacceptable to compare the USSR to Nazi Germany
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
Yes, so that it doesn’t happen again
Yes, because there was nothing wrong about it, with these actions Stalin was able to prepare for war
No, one can’t alter the past, and all countries have plenty of dark pages in their history
Don’t know, not interested
Don’t know anything about it
(Via Marko Mikhkelson)