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    MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti) - Studying trends among young people in eight European countries - France, Germany, Spain, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Russia - experts of the international advertising network BBDO made interesting conclusions, an article in Tribuna said Friday. A comparative survey showed that Russian young people outdo their Western peers by more than two times in most indicators of activity.

    For example, 64% of young Russians said they were ready to protect their motherland, whereas only 34% of European young people expressed such patriotism. Russians are more upbeat about the future: almost 80%, compared to 46% of Europeans, are positive that they will live better than their parents.

    The survey shows that young Russians have strong ambitions. Over 40% of respondents want to become famous, compared to less than 20% in Europe. Europeans are hindered by the belief that fame should be based on talent and that to a large degree it depends on the opinion of other people.

    In regard to satisfaction with their appearance, Russian and European responses were also very different. Sixty-two percent of Russian young people, and only 35% of Europeans, "are satisfied when they look in the mirror." This however, does not prevent 47% of Russians from saying they want to "improve" their bodies with the help of plastic surgery, whereas only 20% of Europeans would be willing to do so.

    Today Russian young people want more of everything - success, work, money, entertainment, possessions, communication - and they are certain they can get it all on their own. Russia has more young people who have the philosophy of a winner, 75% compared to 50% in Europe.

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