The Russians want to know how their citizens will perceive this defeat of the government and whether they are ready to defend Crimea.
Russian state organizations that “study” public opinion in Russia have received an urgent task to conduct a survey on the return of Crimea to Ukrainian control. Against the backdrop of the Kerch bridge explosion, which undermined the illusion of peace and stability on the peninsula, and the success of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Kremlin decided to urgently study the attitude of its citizens to the defeat in the battle for the peninsula. The data from the closed survey should be available in mid-October.
One of the key points of the poll is the question of whether Russians are ready to fight Ukraine if they lose control of Crimea. After all, Moscow is concerned about the resistance of the local underground. According to preliminary data, the local population of Crimea is not satisfied with the announced mobilization and is not ready to fight.
It is currently unknown whether the Russians will use the results of the study publicly. But if this happens, the key thesis of such a publication will be “that the Russian people are ready to fight for Crimea.”
Source: Center for National Resistance