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Young Russians are angry but not opposition-minded

Thursday, July 8, 2021


Surveys suggest that young people's motives for demonstrating were not so much support for Navalny as a general statement of dissatisfaction with a state out of touch with their lives and concerns -- a rejection of the status quo.


  • Putin's approval rates will remain low among the young, but he does not currently enjoy majority approval in any age group.
  • The desire to emigrate has increased in the last seven years: 50% of 18-24-year-olds are considering leaving.
  • The paramilitary Youth Army will be complemented by the expanding programme of 'patriotic education' designed to instill obedience.

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