Levada Center: Russians name Putin’s address and the Navalny protests as April 2021’s most memorable events

According to survey results from the independent Levada Center, 17 percent of respondents named Vladimir Putin’s State of the Nation address as the most memorable event of April 2021. 

This was followed by news about jailed opposition politician Alexey Navalny and the rallies in support of him (10 percent), the military escalation in eastern Ukraine and the Russian military exercises near the border (9 percent), and worsening relations with the United States and Europe (8 percent). Notably, 34 percent of respondents said that there were no memorable events last month.

The Levada Center conducted its survey from April 22 to 28, 2021, through in-person interviews with 1,614 respondents over the age of 18, from 137 towns and cities across 50 of Russia’s regions. 

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