Russians calls the Baptism of Russia a key event for the country’s history

Natalya Mihailova | 13 January 2015
Moscow, January 12, Interfax - The most important events for Russians are the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, first human spaceflight and the Baptism of Russia, the Obshchestvennoye Mnenie (Public Opinion) Foundation reports.

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.

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