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Russians believe less in good relations with Belarus - poll
Russians have dropped the level of confidence in good relations with Belarus. According to the returns of the latest poll carried out by the Russian pollster Obshchestvennoye Mneniye, only 50% of respondents positively assessed the current Belarus-Russian relations, reports ria.ru. More than three years ago, in October 2015, 79% of respondents said the relations were good.
17% of respondents described the relations between the two countries as bad (6% in 2015).
33% of respondents hope that the relations between Belarus and Russia will improve in one year. 6% remain pessimistic. 24% reckon nothing will have changed one year later.
The poll took place on 19-20 January 2019 in 104 human settlements in 53 provinces of the Russian Federation. The sample was 1500 people. The margin of error does not exceed 3.6%
The respondents were also asked about their attitude towards Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenka. 47% have good attitude towards him (54% in 2015). 40% said they did not care about him. 6% have bad attitude towards Lukashenka (3% in 2015).