Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre conducted research and found out what types of recreation Russians would like to do in winter. Skiing and sledding appeared to be the favourite ones for the surveyed country residents.
Russians consider skiing, sledding and other types of winter sports to be an ideal type of recreation in winter (39 per cent), slightly more than a third (34 per cent) voted for visiting relatives and friends, while rest at home was chosen by 28 per cent of respondents.
Cognitive recreation (excursions, trips to historical and memorable places) was chosen by 27 per cent of respondents, one in five would prefer a beach holiday in warm countries (21 per cent). Vacation in the country was called ideal by 18 per cent, and visits to theatres, museums and exhibitions, by17 per cent of citizens.
Active recreation (skiing and sledding) leads the top 5 types of ideal winter leisure for Russians of almost all ages: among the age groups of 18-24 and 35-44, half of the respondents named it the best one (51 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively).
Trips to relatives as an ideal holiday were more often called by young people 18-24 years old and 25-34 years old (42 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively). Young people from 18 to 24 years old like to rest at home more than other age groups (43 per cent).
Cognitive recreation and excursions to historical sites were included in the top 5 types of ideal recreation among Russians from 25 years old (25-34 years old, 35-44 years old – 31 per cent). Beach holidays in winter are most often preferred by Russians of 25-34 years old (29 per cent).
Fishing, hunting and hiking are most popular among Russians 45-59 years old (28 per cent). Visiting theatres, museums and exhibitions was included in the top 5 types of ideal winter holidays among Russians over 60 years old (17 per cent).