Russians are less dream of Moscow and St. Petersburg : the crisis has shown that it is cheaper to live in the periphery

Fewer Russians are tempted metropolitan life and prefer other towns or rural areas.On this trend, according to a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) in 140 settlements of 46 regions of the country.Sociologists have tried to find out where the Russians see the perfect location for their children.Fewer and fewer Russians are tempted metropolitan life and prefer other towns or rural areas.On this trend, according to a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) in 140 settlements of 46 regions of the country.Sociologists have tried to find out where the Russians see the perfect location for their children.

Number of choosing life in Moscow and St Petersburg has fallen compared to previous years.If in 2006 for living arrangements in the "heart" of the country expressed 19% of respondents now - only 16% and 9% respectively.

At the same citizens do not give up the advantages of the big cities, in principle, however, make a reservation, so that

the city except the two capitals should be any major town.

At the same time, increasing the percentage of Russians who are considering as an ideal residence for their children small towns.Compared to 2006 their number has increased by 6% - from 20 to 26.

"These figures reflect two major trends," - said in an interview with "Vremya Novostei" VTsIOM Director General Valery Fyodorov.The first reason for the decline in popularity of two major metropolises of the country Fedorov welfare and overall economic growth is both capitals.

"The second, more recent trend is linked to the crisis - continues to Fedorov -. It is a strong blow not the boonies, and in Moscow and St. Petersburg Accordingly, guided by considerations about the possibility of career and financial growth, respondents preferred to other cities.".

Moreover, many Russians today do not feel hopeless and life in the villages.According to the study, over three years, the number of people who want their children to become rural residents has doubled, reaching 12%.

At the same preferences of the place of residence influences the level of education.According to VTsIOM, the higher it is, the more Russians want to see their children Muscovites (24% vs. 6% highly uneducated) and St. Petersburg (11% vs. 5%, respectively).

However, a small number of respondents no matter the level of education, or from welfare dream of their children have gone abroad.Fedorov said that this rate is always hovering in the range of 9-11%."What changes is little, is not due to economic circumstances, and with the mindset - explains the general director of VTsIOM -. Some regardless of the position in the society there is a setting that we can not build a real life, so they see the future of their children only abroad".