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Russia World's 2nd Most Traditional Country, Survey

Published: July 17, 2014 (Issue # 1820)



  • The survey found that most Russians believe a woman's role in society lies in her domestic responsibilities.
    Photo: Jerry Lai / Flickr

Russia is the second-most traditional country in the world, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The IPSOS MORI Global Trends Survey found that 79 percent of men and 67 percent of women believe the woman's role in society lies in her domestic responsibilities toward her husband and children. Notably, the Russian results were based on answers supplied by only 500 respondents.

In contrast to Russia, only 9 percent of Swedes and 11 percent of Spaniards agree that a woman's social role is tied to domestic responsibilities, according to the poll.

Among the 20 countries surveyed, China was considered the most traditional, followed by Russia in second place, and Britain in third. The country also ranked among the lowest in terms of social acceptability of women in high-level positions in government or business. Only 38 percent of respondents agreed that "things would work better" if more women held positions with responsibilities in these fields.

The survey was conducted among 16,039 individuals across 20 countries in September 2013. No margin of error was provided.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the club’s website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit “Neophobia” at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee’s round table discussion on “Government Relations Practices in Russia” this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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