The view that Russia is the leading space power is now shared by twice as many Russians as in 2013. Most respondents are sure that the “golden age” of Russian cosmonautics is the era of Sergey Korolev and Yuri Gagarin, according to the specialists of the SuperJob job search service.
Three quarters of Russians (76 per cent) are confident that Russia could have been called the leading space power in the days of Sergey Korolev and Yuri Gagarin (late 1950s – early 1960s). This opinion is more common among respondents over 45 (82 per cent).
According to 18 per cent of respondents, the “golden age” of Russian cosmonautics is the time of the manned station “Mir”. This view is more often shared by men (21 per cent versus 15 per cent of women) and respondents aged 35 to 44 (22 per cent).
In turn, 15 per cent of Russians are sure that the leading role in space exploration belongs to Russia today, and only 4 per cent of those surveyed call the 90s the heyday of engineering and space thought.