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Majority of Russians View Inflation as Country's Biggest Problem

According to the results of a new poll, 59 percent of Russians see inflation as the country's biggest problem.

Housing issues and general living standards are a little bit behind in the list of issues with 54 and 45 percent of respondents, respectively, having singled them out, state-run pollster VTsIOM revealed Thursday.

Concern with the level of drug abuse in the country has surged by 13 percent since past year, reaching 42 percent, according to the poll.

Concern about the state of democracy and human rights in the country remained at the bottom of the list, receiving a nod from only nine percent of respondents.

The poll was conducted at the end of June among 1,600 people across 42 Russian regions with the margin of error not exceeding 3.4 percent.

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