mandag 27. mars 2017

Over 75% of People in Northern Norway Support Improving Relations With Russia

 Central Oslo street scenes
© Flickr/ Matthew Wilkinson

A total of 76 percent of people in northern Norway think that the country’s authorities should put more efforts into improving relations with Russia, a poll revealed Tuesday.

MURMANSK (Sputnik) According to the poll, conducted by the Sentio Research Norway for the Klassekampen newspaper, 15 percent of respondents said the opposite, while 9 percent said they did not know. 

The survey also showed that 80 percent of positive responses came from those aged over 60.
A total of 1,500 people participated in the survey.

Relations between Moscow and Oslo grew tense in 2014 when Norway, which is not a member of the European Union, supported EU sanctions against Russia following the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea's reunification with Russia.