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Poll shows more than half of Russians believe threat of war is real, have faith in army

Poll shows more than half of Russians believe threat of war is real, have faith in army

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More than half of Russians worry that their nation is facing an imminent threat of war from other states, a recent poll shows. They also overwhelmingly place their confidence in the Russian Armed Forces. Some 56 percent of people in Russia believe that there is an “existing military threat” to their country from some other nations, according to a newly published survey conducted by the Levada Center. However, only 15 percent are fully confident that this threat is real, while more than 40 percent are not so sure. The general fear of a potentially looming military conflict appears to be in decline in Russia as the number of people, who believe in an imminent threat of war, has fallen by 12 percent over recent years. Back in 2015, it was 68 percent. Meanwhile, most Russians trust in the nation’s Armed Forces ability to repel any potential aggression and defend the country in case of a military conflict. Some 88 percent of people told Levada they believe that the military would…
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