Crowdfunding Project Satisfies Foreigners’ Curiosity about Russia

Peoples OmnibusIf you wonder why Russians don’t smile in the metro, what they really think about corruption, how many of them fought bears and how many of these brave souls were drinking vodka at the time, now you can satisfy your curiosity.

A Moscow-based team of market researchers has recently launched a project on the crowd-funding resource Kickstarter that aims to provide just these kinds of answers and maybe a few more.

The “People’s Omnibus” offers backers the chance to ask any question to 600 Russians through an online multiple-choice survey. A tally of the final answers will be presented in a picture book, available in a PDF or paperback version.

These plans will be carried out, as with all Kickstarter projects, only if the organizers reach their minimum pledge limit. For this project it is $7,000 with each backer paying $100 to ask a question or, alternatively, $30 to add an option to an existing question.

So far the project has 15 backers with $253 pledged in total…

Read More at Moscow Times


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