Another telling, albeit unscientific, Internet poll from Krasnaya zvezda . . . the Defense Ministry daily asks, “Are you proud of the Russian Army?”
The results current as of today:
- Proud, or most likely proud — 24%.
- Yes and no — 9%.
- Most likely no, or not proud — 64%.
Based on more than 1,300 responses.
It’d be really interesting to see the results of an open question on what exactly leaves respondents feeling proud or not proud of the armed forces.
We can only guess who answers KZ’s electronic surveys. They could be serving military men, ex-servicemen, or dependents who want to gripe, and clicking the appropriate radio button allows them to record their unhappiness. But it’s particularly interesting that KZ and the Defense Ministry are either unconscious of these somewhat embarrassing results, or are willing to leave them out there as is. It’d be pretty easy for them to stuff this virtual ballot box.