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    Over 75% of People in Northern Norway Support Improving Relations With Russia

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    A total of 76 percent of people in northern Norway think that the country’s authorities should put more efforts into improving relations with Russia, a poll revealed Tuesday.

    MURMANSK (Sputnik) According to the poll, conducted by the Sentio Research Norway for the Klassekampen newspaper, 15 percent of respondents said the opposite, while 9 percent said they did not know.

    The survey also showed that 80 percent of positive responses came from those aged over 60.

    A total of 1,500 people participated in the survey.

    Relations between Moscow and Oslo grew tense in 2014 when Norway, which is not a member of the European Union, supported EU sanctions against Russia following the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea's reunification with Russia.

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