Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) conducted a survey of residents of Russia and found out what they think about the Easter holiday. The results of the study showed that for the majority of Russians (72 per cent) Easter is a special significant day (versus 25 per cent of respondents with the opposite opinion).
The experts found out that the majority of Russians (75 per cent) consider themselves to be believers. Of these, 65 per cent identify themselves as Orthodox Christians, 2 per cent belong to other Christian denominations, 9 per cent identify themselves as Muslims, and 1 per cent of respondents profess other religions.
As for Easter, this year, 43 per cent of Russians were going to celebrate it with their families at the festive table, 36 per cent planned to consecrate eggs and Easter cakes, 17 per cent wanted to go to the cemetery that day, 15 per cent to go to church for services, and 19 per cent were not going to celebrate the holiday at all.