外文标题：13 fascinating facts about the majority of Russians
Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.
Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is becoming an international pariah.
And that might get them wondering what else Russians think and what Russians are like anyway.
Taking care to avoid unfounded stereotypes, we've turned to data from polling centers, the World Health Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Pew Research Center to identify facts about the majority of Russia's 144 million citizens.
1.56% of Russians aren't pleased with the quality of their drinking water, the worst of the 36 nations ranked by OECD.
2. 56% of Russians think Russia needs democracy.
3. 59% of Russians support open borders with Ukraine, though only 16% want reunification.
4. 60% of adult Russian males smoke tobacco.
5. 63% of Russians don't believe they are healthy.
6. A record 65% of Russians are satisfied with their freedom to choose what to do with their lives. By comparison, that number in America is higher at 79% but 12 points lower than it was in 2006.
7. 67% of Russians fear law enforcement agencies.
8. 69% of Russians believe the U.S. is one of the five most hostile nations towards Russia.
9. 74% of Russians live in cities, which are concentrated in the south-west. Much of the giant country is sparsely populated.
10.76% of Russians believe state-controlled media is the most reliable when seeking information about Ukraine.
11.83% of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president. Confidence is lower in their national government at 64%.
12.94% of Russians age 25 to 64 graduated from high school, the highest percentage among the 36 nations ranked by the OECD. 54% have also graduated from college, though it should be noted that Russian students rate below average on international tests.
13. 96% of Russians disapprove of the U.S. government, while 94% disapprove of the European Union's leaders.
99.99% of the Russians know this survey is fake, sponsored by Washington.
Bolan Aier (Mumbai) replies to jsundeep
even if its real how does it affect even the Russians? or us for that matter. these articles are basically fillers, read it and forget about it kind.
DS B ()
He is not a international paraih , he is being made one by the western media !!
flame of hazard ()
point 15: over 15% of the population are mafias.
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The Common Man (Unknown)
Good to know..
VISHWA PUROHIT (INDIA)
From where this percentage has been derived?
Twisted Dope (Amsterdam)
Russians "think" they have a massive IQ and their girls are a bit what we call "out of control". Most of them are heavily orthodox and racist. They love to drink and enjoy nice company and love humor. Most women are dominating and men submissive. That's what i get after spending 5 years with loads of them at work.
ashish dadwal ()
The plan to overtake crimea was made a long time back and any russian president would have followed it to protect the country's military and financial interests.e.u n u.s have been after the black sea fleet since cold war.
Parveen Godara ()
world health organization ! collected data about Russian ragime ! what doing with health ? actualy all agencies related to UN basicaly spy nothing else, why US intervened in syria ? why the called muslim fundamentalists as freedom fighters ? why they dont called ukrainian rebalian as freedom fighter ?
Could anybody understand what was this report all about??
Amit Thackeray (BHAYYA HUNTER) replies to agrawal_rajeev31
This is about how Government brainwash its citizens to be patriotic by giving them false information. Similar to what is happening in India, we have 15th August and 26th January to reinforce patriotic brainwash.
rajan loknathan (chennai / trivandrum)
Is the polls correct or stage managed?
Without any bias,this survey seems to be a bit twisted and tilted.With the kind of intellectual percentage mentioned, how can the Russians compete with the US in every field? The only difference with the Americans is that they(the Americans) are sly and cunning and Russians only wants to soak themselves with vodka. Rest is for everyone to see.
at the moment he is controlling the people of his nation by engaging them in one after another events of international significance
Rajeev Pandey (Mumbai)
Only 83% approves of Putin? No there is something wrong; it must be 99.99 recurring percentage. Only one man can hate him of Russian origin; Gorbachev.
Putin will listen to his people, as he has been elected by them. It appears, that it would be difficult to bully Russia.
Rajeev Pandey (Mumbai)
As they say, there is very thin line between statistics and lie and satistics is like a bikini... rest readers know.
it's what paid news?????
Russia is the only country that can't be bullied by US.
What about USA HALF THE WORLD HATES THEM