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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belarus Union Backed

MOSCOW -- Most Russians are in favor of a union between Russia and Belarus, according to an opinion poll published Friday.

The poll, conducted by the Public Opinion Fund, showed that 72 percent of Russians asked said they favored unification with Belarus, up from 65 percent two years ago.

Of the 1,500 Russians surveyed, 47 percent said their final decision would depend on the conditions for the joint state. Thirty percent of the respondents said they would vote for the union under any circumstance, the report said. The poll did not list a margin of error.