According to the latest poll by Levada-center, 69 percent of Russians believe that price hike is currently the most acute problem in the country; 50 percent are concerned with poverty, 40 percent—with unemployment; 34 percent—with economic crisis, 28 percent—with corruption and bribery. Only 3 percent are troubled by the restrictions of the civil liberties.
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated two years ago. While the investigation is stalling, Nemtsov’s friends, colleagues, and allies from both Russia and the West continue to uphold his legacy—a democratic future for Russia.
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