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RUSSIANS BECOME MORE TOLERANT TO KISSES IN METRO
MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russians become more and more tolerant, calm and indifferent to kisses in the metro and other public displays of feelings. These are the results of the St. Valentine's Day poll of 1,600 Russians conducted by Yuri Levada's analytical public poll center in 46 Russian regions.
"Young people feel more positive emotions looking at sweethearts - 30% of them rejoice at the happiness of other people. Russians aged 40-54 are most indifferent, 45% of them do not care for kisses in the metro. Elderly people (over 55) feel irritation (20%), indignation (22%) and shame (19%)," the Levada center reported.
St. Valentine's is most popular with young people, 61% of people under 25 and 39% of people under 40 plan to celebrate this holiday with their sweethearts.
All in all, 63% of Russians answered they did not mark St. Valentine's Day.