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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

State Supported in Economy

Most Russians want a more active government role in supporting the economy, a BBC-sponsored opinion poll released Monday showed.

The poll, conducted by GlobScan, showed that 81 percent of Russians agree with the increase in government spending to stimulate the economy, the BBC said. Even more, 85 percent, want the government to regulate the economy to a greater extent, the poll showed. The statement did not say how many people were polled or when the poll took place.