Over five years, the level of approval of the Russian army has grown from 52% to 88%. For the third year in a row, Russians celebrate the war in Syria, including the success of the Russian army as one of the main world events of the year (in 2017, 38%)- says the study of sociologists.
A record number of Russians would like to see their relatives in the ranks of the military: 68% of respondents said this (47% in 2015, 53% in 2014). The Russians' assessment of the state of the Russian army is growing - 62% of respondents (compared to 13% in 2011 year) said about the “very good / good condition” of the sun. There is also an improvement in the overall situation in the army - two thirds of the respondents stated this (64%, as many as the living conditions of the rank and file) were positive, 84% also believe that the overall combat capability of the armed forces has increased.
According to the study, 93% believe that the Armed Forces are able to protect Russia in the event of a real military threat from other countries, the opposite opinion is only 3%.
The studies were conducted in October-November 2017 of the year, they included the All-Russian poll “VTsIOM-Sputnik”, the monthly All-Russian poll “VTsIOM-Express”, the All-Russian poll of the population in the framework of the research project “Trust in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”, the survey of the target groups in the research project “Trust The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation ", reports TASS