November 9, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – 93% of Russians said the Russian Armed Forces would be able to protect the country from an invasion, according to survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center.
“Today, the army is one of the most respected state institutions in the eyes of Russian society. Its support and approval are based on Russians’ confidence that, in the event of a real external military threat, the Armed Forces will be able to effectively handle the task of protecting the people and the country, particularly thanks to the successful weapons modernization drive,” Konstantin Abramov, Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center Foundation, said commenting on the survey’s results.
“Our citizens speak highly of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his contribution to boosting the army’s prestige and combat capabilities. Our fellow countrymen believe he has been the most popular and effective minister over the past years,” he revealed.