Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 66

The first poll to try to assess Russian views on the restoration of the USSR has found that only 14 percent of the Russian population consider restoring the Soviet Union to be an important task. While 25 percent of those questioned said the question deserved some attention, 46 percent said that since it is impossible to restore the USSR, it would be pointless to devote time to it that could be spent on more important problems. (Russian Radio, April 1) The same poll found that the Duma’s March 15 denunciation of the Belovezhye accords was supported by less than one-third of those questioned and that 40 percent of respondents were critical of the move, fearing it would lead only to a deterioration of relations between Russia and the other former Soviet republics.

Displeasure with Unflattering UN Report on Chechnya.