24 December 2012, 12:15

Krymsk flood named 2012 main event in Russia

Krymsk flood named 2012 main event in Russia

Russians have described the 2012 Krymsk flood as the main event of the outgoing year, a survey by the country’s Levada Center has revealed. The same opinion poll has designated President Putin as the Person of the Year.

The majority of responders (30%) said the deadly flood in Krymsk that claimed the lives of over 170 people was what they remembered most about this year. 29% said the year associated for them with presidential elections, while another 29% named a hike in housing and medication prices.

The poll showed that the Summer Olympic Games in London (26%), Defense Minister Serdyukov’s resignation (25%) and corruption scandals around the ministry itself (18%) were also fresh in people’s minds.

Among other events were Hurricane Sandy in the USA (14%), Pussy Riot’s punk rock prayer in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (13%), Barack Obama’s dash for presidency (13%) and UEFA EURO 2012 (11%).

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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