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Russian interest in Abkhazia and South Ossetia fades

By Messenger Staff
Friday, September 3
Polls show that the recognition of the independence of the puppet regimes in South Ossetia and Abkhazia is not supported as much in Russia as it was last year. In 2009 the recognition of sovereignty of these puppet regimes was supported by 59% of respondents; this year the figure is just 34%. In 2009 59% of respondents stated they supported the war Russia initiated against Georgia, whereas today just 38% said that they supported Russia's decision. The survey showed that events in the so called South Ossetian territory are observed regularly by only 7% of respondents. The general conclusion is that people in Russia do not pay much attention to the issues of these puppet territories and they are not really interested in what is going on there.

The Poll was conducted among 1600 people on August 21-22, 2010.