Happiness still elusive in Russia, many ex-Soviet states 25 years after USSR -survey

Happiness still elusive in Russia, many ex-Soviet states 25 years after USSR -survey
 

A quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, life satisfaction in Russia and other ex-Soviet states remains stubbornly low, and enthusiasm for democracy and open market economics is wavering, a survey published on Tuesday showed.
The study found that only 15 percent of Russians think their households have a better quality of life, compared with 30 percent in 2010 when respondents were last asked, and only 9 percent see their finances as better than four years ago.
Just over half the respondents from former Soviet states also thought a return to a more authoritarian system... read more

 
13 December 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: Reuters
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