Ох, бл... как меня достали эти "социологи" (на английском)
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 T16:44:23Z
Journal Code: 1710 Language: ENGLISH Record Type: FULLTEXT
Document Type: FBIS Transcribed Text
Word Count: 320
SIMFEROPOL, the Crimea, July 6 (Itar-Tass) - The first sociological survey studying the position of the Crimean residents in relation to their ethnicity has been carried out in the Republic of Crimea for the first time.
Doctor of Sociological Sciences Pavel Khriyenko presented a report "on sociological indicators of the way of life of ethnic Russians" on the Crimean peninsula at a scientific and practical conference held at the Russian Cultural Centre of the "Moscow-Crimea" foundation in Simferopol. The health problem is urgent for 80% of the so-called "ethnic Russian minority" that makes up 65% of the population of the Crimean Republic.
In the meantime, medical statistics proves that ethnic Russians are two and a half times more vulnerable to cardio-vascular diseases than the Crimean Tatars. The proportion for other diseases is: 2.2 higher for the diseases of respiratory bodies, 1.6 times for the organs of digestion, 14.5 times for infections and 11.6 times for oncology diseases. Sociologists give various explanations for such desperate statistics. The reason is not only in drastic deterioration of the living standards but also in the organization of the republic's health system according to the ethnic principle. A network of medical institutions specializing on treating exclusively Crimean Tatar repatriates has been created in the Crimea.
Unemployment is a problem for 65% of ethnic Russians, 37% said that it was difficult for them to get a proper education. More than 60% of the respondents expressed concern with the state of inter-ethnic relations in the republic, a rise in extremist activities of Tatar groups and the recurrence of Ukrainian nationalism. Eighty-one percent of the polled complained about the oppression of the Russian language. Two-thirds of the ethnic Russian population would wish Crimea to expand ties predominantly with Russia.
The average number of respondents in each group was 1,500 people.
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Descriptors: Health; Domestic Political; Domestic Economic; International Political
Geographic Codes: RUS; UKR
Geographic Names: Russia; Ukraine; Eurasia; Europe; Central Europe
NewsEdge Document Number: 200507061477.1_020000324f2a2354
Original Source Language: English
Region: Eurasia; Europe
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