Russians blame the West’s policy of removing the Russian national team from the 2018 Olympic Games. This opinion is shared by 45% of the citizens. Such data was published in the morning by VCIOM.
According to the results of the study, the overwhelming majority of respondents are aware of the situation with the Russian Olympians — 97%. 29% blame Russian officials for what has happened. Another 7% say that it is the athletes who are to blame. Most respondents agree with the speech of the Russians, who were allowed to participate under a neutral flag. This opinion is shared by 62%. 33% do not agree. 55% are convinced that the victory of the Russian sportsman will be the achievement of the entire national sport.
59% expressed the opinion that refusal to admit to games for many Russian athletes will not affect the best results for achieving high results. 60% of Russians believe that the three strongest participants from Russia will still enter.