According to the poll held among 1500 people in 100 cities, towns and villages of the Russian Federation, two thirds (66%) of respondents speak about the Baptism of Russia as one of the key events in Russian history. However, only 16% remember it took place in 988.
Most Russians (86% of respondents) believe USSR victory in the Great Patriotic War is the most significant event. The second place is given to the first human spaceflight (67%).
According to 62% of respondents, a crucial milestone in the country’s history was the October Revolution. 61% of respondents mentioned collapse of the USSR. Every second respondent listed the Battle of Borodino (53%) and the Battle of Kulikovo (51%) as most important events in history of Russia.