Two-thirds of Russians believe in New World Order
More and more Russians are convinced that the interests of the 'world government' contradict Russia's public policy.
According to the majority of Russians, the New World Order exists. The number of supporters believing in a force that masterminds all politics has grown significantly (from 45% to 67%) since 2014, the VTsIOM poll states.
Russians think that oligarchs, financiers, and bankers are the main members of the 'world government'; 23% of citizens share this point of view.
More and more Russians (in 2014 - 57%, and in 2018 - 74%) are convinced that the interests of the 'world government' contradict Russia's public policy.
It is noteworthy that Russians consider the ‘world government' ineffective: 57% believe that it controls only part of the world processes (against 33% in 2014).
One in four does not buy the idea of New World Order (24%). Young people are more skeptical of conspiracy theories than the older generation.
The survey was conducted on May 29. 2000 people took part.
Fake citizenship and access to state secrets. Former Ukrainian officials get supreme posts in Crimea
More and more questions arise with regards to the staffing policy of the Crimean authorities. This summer, Roman Podsudevsky has been appointed in charge of the Yalta Commercial Port – a strategic objective. The former Ukrainian border guard officer wanted at home for divulgence of state secrets and corruption easily gained the Russian citizenship and made a successful career in Crimea. In March 2017, he was a senior security specialist in Genbank; in the same period, he attempted to become the Head of Shchelkino Municipal Administration but lost in the competition; and since December 2017, Podsudevsky became an aide to Sergei Aksenov. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how former Ukrainian enforcement officers and officials become supreme functionaries in Crimea.
Three officers of the Moscow FSB office, detained in June 2017, are defendants in the criminal case heard by the Moscow Garrison Military Court along with the retired MIA Major-General Viktor Trutnev. The official prosecution asked 7 and eight years’ imprisonment for them.