The first question asked to respondents:
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following judgment: “Stalin is a wise leader who led the USSR to power and prosperity?”
57% of respondents answered that they completely agree or generally agree with this judgment. 18% noted their disagreement. The rest did not give a clear answer.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following judgment: “Whatever mistakes and faults are attributed to Stalin, the most important thing is that under his leadership our people won the Great Patriotic War”?
This was supported by the thesis 64% of respondents. 14% of respondents did not agree with him.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following proposition: “Stalin is a cruel, inhuman tyrant guilty of exterminating millions of innocent people”?
44% expressed agreement or partial agreement, 26% disagree with the thesis.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following proposition: “our people can never do without a leader of a type like Stalin, who will come and put things in order”?
Here, 33% of the respondents agreed, 37% did not agree, and about 30% abstained from a clear answer.
By the way, 1% of respondents said they did not know who Stalin was.
Noteworthy is the comparison with data from a similar survey in Ukraine (February 2018). There, they know nothing about Stalin: 2% of respondents, 14% refer to the “leader of nations” with admiration, respect or sympathy. With fear, hatred or hostility - significantly more: 42%.
They declared an indifferent attitude to Stalin 31% of Russians surveyed and about the same (30%) citizens of Ukraine.