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Press Release, 26.11.99
"Russian citizens' opinion of Grigory Yavlinsky has not deteriorated after his declaration on Chechnya" (The Public Opinion Fund)

After the declaration by Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky that the attack of the federal troops in Chechnya should be suspended and peaceful negotiations should be conducted with the President of Chechnya, Aslan Maskhadov, almost half of Russia's citizens (46%) stated that their opinion of Grigory Yavlinsky had not changed, while 18% hesitated to provide any answer.

With respect to the others who were polled, twice as many Russian citizens stated that their opinion of Yavlinsky had deteriorated, than improved (25% and 12% respectively). This deterioration in attitude was expressed most frequently by men and electoral groups, which backed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

This information was provided by the sociologists of the Public Opinion Fund on Friday. This data was obtained during a nation-wide poll of the urban and rural population, conducted on November 13 among 2,000 respondents.

Based on Interfax information.