25 Oct 2018 11:07

Third of Russians aware of Skripal case blame British security services - poll

MOSCOW. Oct 25 (Interfax) - Most Russians have heard about the Skripal case, and almost a third of them blame British security services for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to a statement by the Levada Center pollster seen by Interfax on Thursday.

More than half of Russians aware of the Skripals' poisoning said anyone could have done that, and 28% pinned the blame on British security services.

Over half of the respondents (51%) said they were well informed about the Skripal case, including 8% closely monitoring the situation, and 43% who "have heard [about it] a lot."

A third of the respondents told Levada Center they did not know what the Skripal case was about.

The sociologists polled 1,600 people older than 18 in 136 populated localities in 52 Russian constituent territories on October 18-24.