OREANDA-NEWS   Among the most acute problems, the inhabitants of Russia called air pollution, garbage dumps, dirty rivers and lakes. Ecology over the past five years has deteriorated, says almost a third of Russians

The improvement of the environment over the past five years, the Russians say less (23%) than the deterioration (31%). This follows from the results of the VTSIOM poll on January 15, dedicated to the environment. In 2018, 27% of respondents believed that the environment is deteriorating. The most pessimistic Russians were set up in 2010, when the deterioration in the sphere of environmental protection notice 43% of respondents.

Responsibility for the state of the environment citizens primarily lay on local (30%) and regional (23%) authorities. Further respondents speak about responsibility of citizens (21%), profile departments and services (Ministry of natural resources, Ecopolice, etc.), Federal authorities (7%), public organizations and industrial enterprises (3%).

10% believe that the Federal authorities are doing a lot to solve environmental problems, another 36% do not consider these results too significant. A third of the respondents, 33%, do not see the practical results of the authorities' work, and 15% believe that the problems in the environmental sphere are increasing.

Among the most acute environmental problems, respondents mentioned air pollution (22%), garbage dumps (16%), dirty rivers and lakes (13%), late garbage removal (11%), poor quality of tap water and problems with landscaping of parks and forests (6%). A fifth of Russians, 21%, do not see significant environmental problems today.

74% of respondents heard about the" garbage reform", only 24% of them are well aware of it. According to respondents, the essence of the reform is to develop waste sorting systems (27%), increase tariffs (19%) and create a "Single regional operator" (7%). More than half (58%) of Russians are satisfied with the situation with the disposal of household waste in their settlements. The opposite opinion is shared by 38%.