Poll: Majority of Russians believe that the country is in crisis

Six of ten (60%) of Russians believe that Russia is in economic crisis. These are the results of a survey conducted by the “ROMIR”.

As experts of research holding “the figure continues to rise in 2017 — then, it was stated by 40% of respondents”.

While a third of respondents (33%) believe that now our country has some economic problems. The share of such answers, on the contrary, decreases: in 2017, it was equal to 46%, in 2019 — already 38%.

“Only 2% of Russians said that in Russia everything is good and there are no economic problems there. This is one of the lowest for all time of supervision”, — stated in the study.

As the experts found out that for most Russians, the crisis manifests itself in the growth of prices on goods and services (80%), reduction of staff (60%) and wages (54%). The devaluation of the ruble noted 43% of respondents, and another third (32%) — payment difficulties loans experiencing strong growth over the whole observation period.

Commenting on the findings, the President of research holding “ROMIR” Andrey milehin noted that “the pandemic continues to influence the lives of our compatriots, and the issue of the dangers of the virus and/or deal with it remains open”. “Not change, only the fact that the Russians feel all the painful consequences: layoffs, rising prices, the threat of poverty and other”, — said the expert.

Recall that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.

July 2, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolychev said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, the balancing of regional budgets.

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