Almost a third of Russians – 30% – approve of the April public subbotniks and participate in them, follows from the results of a sociological survey of the Zarplata.ru service.
The poll, which was conducted on April 19-22, was attended by 2 thousand respondents across the country.
“29% of Russians approve and participate in subbotniks, 20% consider the idea to be good, but do not find time for socially useful work, 31% of respondents answered that they do not work for free, and 9% of respondents do not receive invitations to subbotniks at all,” “RIA News”.
Moreover, women take part in this event more often than men – 59% versus 41%.
According to the survey, the employer of every tenth Russian requires an employer to clean city streets, and 6% of employers ask employees to take part in subbotniks on weekends. In 15% of Russian companies, subbotniks are a traditional collective event.
The most active participants of public subbotniks are residents of the Moscow, Leningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Kemerovo and Sverdlovsk regions and Tatarstan, less often than others, they take part in the event in Tuva, Khakassia and Yamal.
This year marks 102 years since the date of the first collective subbotnik in the USSR. The initiators of the first such event were employees of the Moscow-Sortirovochnaya depot of the Moscow-Kazan railway.
In a number of Russian regions, beautification months have been held since March.
In Moscow, the citywide cleanup will be held on April 24, according to the official website of the mayor of the capital. Participants will remove garbage from lawns, collect last year’s foliage, equip flower beds, help plant trees and shrubs in parks, courtyards and social facilities. In the suburbs of Moscow, the regional subbotnik will also take place on April 24.