Half of the Russian population only trusts the president and 28% of people trust nobody. This was the result of a national survey carried out by ROMIR Monitoring. The survey showed that 14% of Russians trust the Church, 9% trust the government and the same number of people trust the army and the mass media. Just 1% of respondents said they trust political parties.
When respondents were asked how the Cabinet should be formed 46% of respondents said the current system should be kept in place while 24% claim the Cabinet should be chosen by the party which gains the most votes in the Duma elections. Meanwhile, 17% said the Cabinet should only include members of the winning party.
1500 respondents took part in the survey.
NATO's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was circling above the easternmost point of Romania at the time of the missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol