Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Survey: 58% of Russians support intervention into other ex-Soviet republics

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The survey was conducted by Russian Levada-Centre.

Answering the question about the possibility of Russias annexation of the territories of former USSR republics, 58% of the pollees said: Russia has the right to do it, it should protect Russian people.

28% said: Russia does not have the right to do it but the annexation of Crimea was legal and corresponded to the international norms.

Only 4% of inhabitants of the Russian Federation think that Russia has no right to do it and that the international community cannot but assess Russias actions as annexation and intervention into a sovereign state. 10% of the pollees could not give any answer, UNIAN reports.