About 29% of Russia's citizens know that Russia and the European Union settled the problem of transit to and from the Kaliningrad Region recently and 38% heard something about this agreement. This is according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion foundation. The most knowledgeable are those with higher education and the residents of the North-Western and Central Federal Districts.
Nearly one third of all polled (31%) believe the agreement is a success of Russia's diplomats. This viewpoint is especially widespread among those residing in the North-Western Federal District. However, 18% of those polled think that the agreement is not Russia's success at all. This viewpoint is most characteristic of communists and their supporters. About 19% could not answer either way.
Also, 19% of the respondents believe that the Kaliningrad Region, although remaining a part of Russia, will live by its own separate laws. Another 8% think the Kaliningrad Region will be lost for Russia. A considerable part of all respondents (23%) could not come up with any forecasts as to the further developments of the situation.
The total number of respondents in this poll conducted throughout Russia was 1,500.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory