</p> <p>State television successfully downplays disaster at home while imprinting major incidents that take place abroad on Russians’ memory, a new poll shows. </p><div class='code-block code-block-1' style='margin: 8px 0; clear: both;'> <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block; text-align:center;" data-ad-layout="in-article" data-ad-format="fluid" data-ad-client="ca-pub-3582315701928315" data-ad-slot="4642392753"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script></div> <p>A <a target="_blank" href="https://www.levada.ru/2017/10/19/glavnye-sobytiya-sentyabrya/?fromtg=1">study</a> conducted by the Levada Center independent pollster has found that more than 90 percent of Russians get their news from state television at least once a week.</p> <p>In a separate survey <a target="_blank" href="https://www.levada.ru/2017/10/19/glavnye-sobytiya-sentyabrya/?fromtg=1">asking</a> Russians to list the most memorable events taking place last month, the pollster found that people often named storms, floods, and fires. </p> <p>Events in Ukraine, North Korea, and Syria ranked in the top five most mentioned events, and a botched London tube explosion that injured two dozen passengers came in sixth place.</p> <p>Meanwhile, domestic events such as a wave of <a target="_blank" href="https://themoscowtimes.com/news/the-bomb-scares-sweeping-russia-explained-58949">bomb hoaxes</a> that began on Sept. 10 affecting hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 cities, the <a target="_blank" href="https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-culture-minister-fed-up-with-hysteria-over-tsar-biopic-mathilde-58937">controversy</a> surrounding the film “Mathilde” about Tsar Nicholas II’s affair with a Polish ballerina, and the <a target="_blank" href="https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/no-logic-russias-cultural-elite-rallies-serebrennikov-defense-58736">arrest</a> of theater director Kirill Serebrennikov made little impact. </p> <p>Only nationwide local elections in September appeared to stand out, ranking as the second most memorable event among the surveyed Russians.<br /> </p> <p>“This is likely a reflection of the news agenda of the largest television channels,” Levada said.</p> <p>The survey questioned 1,600 Russians across 48 regions from Sept. 15 to 19.</p> </div> <div class="navigation-inner"><a class="prev-post" href="http://cultureru.com/moscow-construction-leads-to-tombstone-shortage-in-siberia/" rel="next">Moscow Construction Leads to Tombstone Shortage in Siberia</a><a class="next-post" href="http://cultureru.com/that-was-the-moscow-that-was/" rel="prev">That Was the Moscow That Was</a></div> <div class="gap-20"></div> </article><!-- #post-18524 --> <div class='code-block code-block-2' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'> <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- vidget --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-3582315701928315" data-ad-slot="4301813101" data-ad-format="auto" data-full-width-responsive="true"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script></div> </div><!-- #content .wf-cell --> </div><!-- .wf-container --> </div><!-- .wf-wrap --> </div><!-- #main --> <!-- !Bottom-bar --> <div id="bottom-bar" role="contentinfo"> <div class="wf-wrap"> <div class="wf-table wf-mobile-collapsed"> <div class="wf-td"> </div> </div> </div><!-- .wf-wrap --> </div><!-- #bottom-bar --> <a href="#" class="scroll-top"></a> </div><!-- #page --> <script type="text/javascript">(function(w,doc) { if (!w.__utlWdgt ) { w.__utlWdgt = true; var d = doc, s = d.createElement('script'), g = 'getElementsByTagName'; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.charset='UTF-8'; s.async = true; s.src = ('https:' == w.location.protocol ? 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