Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 224

An opinion poll conducted in Moscow on November 29-30 by the VCIOM polling organization found that 69 percent of respondents approved of Yeltsin’s decision to withdraw the last two brigades from Chechnya. Only 16 percent disapproved, while 15 percent were undecided. (NTV, December 1) A poll conducted on November 26-27 among residents of 11 Russian cities by the "Public Opinion" polling organization came up with almost identical data: 70 percent approval of the troop withdrawal, 17 percent disapproval, and 13 percent undecided. (ORT, November 28) NTV commented that this was a rare example of consensus between the provinces and the metropolis.

Election Campaign Gets Under Way in Chechnya.