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Mikhail Ustinov's ancestors were executed in 1917 for supporting the czar but a hundred years later the 68-year-old yearns for the return of monarchy to Russia.More than 28 percent of Russians are in favor of the country becoming a monarchy again one day, according to a study by VTsIOM, a state pollster, released in March.Monarchy sympathizers are especially prevalent among the younger generation: 33 percent among those between 18 and 24 years old and 35 percent of 25 to 34 year olds.For others, Russia has already become a monarchy of sorts, with President Vladimir Putin reigning over the country for 18 years and widely expected to extend his rule by another six years in a 2018 vote.The 22-year-old believes that eventually the monarchy will replace the "political hypocrisy" of today's Russia and mark the return of "real Russian values".
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