Muscovites: money laundering is main reason for demolition of five-story buildings
The poll of the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center showed that the majority of Muscovites considered the construction complex as the main beneficiary of the demolition program of the five-story buildings, and money laundering and earnings was the most popular answer to the question about the aims of the renovation.
The program for the demolition of five-story buildings in Moscow will bring the main benefit to the construction business, 64% of the residents of the capital polled by ARPORC believe according to the official website. At the same time, among residents of the buildings that fall under the renovation program, this opinion is shared by 50% of the respondents.
39% of Muscovites and 41% of residents of areas where buildings will be demolished believe that those who will benefit are residents of buildings who will move to new housing. 38% and 30% of respondents said that the main beneficiaries will be the regime and groups close to it.
In response to the question "What are the objectives of the initiators of the demolition program?" 37% of the city's residents responded that it was money laundering and earnings. Among the people who actually live in the buildings included in the renovation program, this opinion is held by 25%. Most of them felt that the main goal of the authors of the program was to improve the living conditions of people: 30% of respondents answered this way.
Three quarters of residents (75%) of the proposed renovation zones believe that the federal authorities should intervene in the situation. In general, this opinion is shared by 65% of Muscovites.
The opinion that the demolition program is relevant and timely is supported by 61% of Muscovites and 71% of the residents of the renovation areas. 32% and 24% of them respectively stated that the demolition of five-story buildings comes in the wrong time.
74% of the residents of the districts where the demolition is planned answered that they rather want to get new housing and agree to demolition while among Muscovites as a whole, 36% people agreed.
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