The view from Russia: democracy vs order
Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times reports the findings of a survey carried out by the Levada centre, an independent research group.
"Asked what was more important, "order" or "democracy" - 68 per cent opt for order, 11 per cent for democracy. Some 31 per cent of Russians say they have a positive or very positive feeling about the word "communism"; 11 per cent feel that way about capitalism; democracy gets a 21 per cent positive rating. But "great power" gets 72 per cent approval and "motherland" gets 88 per cent approval. Oh, and only 29 per cent accept Russia's current borders and only 21 per cent think of themselves as "European"."
His full report is here.