Fewer Russians Say Sanctions Harming as Economy Ebbs, Poll Shows

November 28, 2014 4:02 PM

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Fewer Russians say U.S. and European Union sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine are making life harder, even though most agree the country’s economy is weakening, according to a poll released today.

Half of Russian households saw “practically no problems,” while 31 percent said problems aren’t “too serious,” according to the Nov. 14-17 survey by the Moscow-based Levada Center. That compared with 35 percent and 44 percent in September. A total 80% “agreed” or “rather agreed” that “prices are sha...

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