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Poll: most Ukrainians ready to go to work in Russia

08.02.18 12:08
Poll: most Ukrainians ready to go to work in Russia

The majority of Ukrainians are ready to respond to the offer of work in Russia and do not have any prejudice in this regard, despite the tough anti-Russian policy of the current authorities of the country. This is evidenced by the survey data of the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), commissioned by the publication Zerkalo Nedeli.

When asked about the attitude towards labour migration to Russia, 41.9% of respondents answered that this is "an acceptable thing if there is no earnings at home". Another 21.2% of the respondents chose the "philosophical" version of the answer: "what's the difference in where to earn?". Thus, more than 63% of Ukrainians are ready to go to work in Russia.

At the same time, KIIS research gave atypical, relative to other "Russian" polls, distribution of results by regions of the country. As the authors of the report stated, in the South and East of Ukraine, which traditionally gravitate toward Russia, the expected results were 76.1% and 74.5%, respectively. At the same time, in the central part of the country, 74% of people who can work in Russia were found, 58.6% in the western regions. 

"The figures received in the center and in the West require serious consideration," KIIS acknowledged.

In the same survey, respondents were also asked about their readiness to leave Ukraine altogether. Under favorable conditions, every third person agreed.

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