Nearly a third of Russians (30%) maintain that they were never punished by their parents in childhood, according to a survey conducted by the foundation Public Opinion.
The poll surveyed 1,500 Russians April 17, with those over 55 reporting most frequently that they had not been punished (38%). Nearly half of all Russians were punished in childhood, with 48% reporting infrequent punishment, and 19% reporting frequent.
The survey found that the most common form of punishment was corporal, from cuffs to beatings (22%). In addition, 19% of Russians reported that their parents scolded them, and 13% were made to stand in the corner. In 12% of cases, respondents reported being grounded, and 8% that they got lectured. In addition, 2% described such punishment as 'moral influence,' and 1% as a boycotts and forced work in the house or garden.
Only 6% of those questioned said that they were continually punished physically, while 34% maintained that their parents had recourse to physical punishment only in rare circumstances.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23