Russians losing interest in politics

Russians have continually been losing interest in politics over the last six years, though about 60% of Russians regularly discuss political issues at home, according to a poll held by the All-Russia Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).
The number of Russians interested in the country’s political life has fallen from 48% in 2005 to 39% in 2011, sociologists said.
Research showed that Russians younger than 45, poorly educated people, those who refrain from voting, as well villagers are indifferent to political life.
More than one-third of the respondents (37%), especially young people (under 45 years of age), said they totally ignore political life in the country.
The poll showed that residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg are almost split in their indifference and interest i…

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