Krymsk flood named 2012 main event in Russia
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