70% of Russian citizens positively related to the issuance of Russian passports to citizens of the DNI and LC.
The study and survey was conducted by the employees of “Levada-center”, the resource “the Tape.Ru“.
Only 22% of Russians voted against issuing passports to residents of Donbass. While 36% of respondents fear that the new passports will hurt the Russian budget. 26% believe that such a step will only exacerbate the already bad relations between Moscow and Kiev. But 22% believe that this step will positively affect the countries.
77% do not doubt that such a move should improve the lives of residents of Donbass, and 56% believe that this step Russia will try to expand its influence in the breakaway Republic.
Lev Gudkov, Director of the “Levada-center”, stated that most of the residents of the Russian Federation took normal issuance of passports to the residents of Donbass. However, they fear that such a move would hit the budget.