SERGEI DOMBROVSKY, 41, driver
I'm not really that interested in politics. It's difficult for me to keep track of everything that's happening in the Duma. Nevertheless, I don't support the no-confidence vote because I'm sure nothing will improve, even with a new government. How many new governments have we had? And has a new government ever helped the situation in the country? No. We should support the government. The economic crisis wasn't so long ago. Maybe it's not the politicians' fault that living standards remain so low. We have to be patient.
SERGEI MARKOV, 39, manager
I've heard about the Communists' initiative on TV, but I don't understand what's motivating them. It's all just political games. I'm not surprised by this vote, though. I'm philosophical about it all: I can't affect any of it and, if I want to change something in my life, it's up to me to do it. There's no way a change in government will benefit me.
YELENA PRIVOLNEVA, 38, businesswoman
We have an ineffectual government, and I don't think changing it for another government will solve the problem. Every time we have hard times, we change the government. But nothing changes. Our lives haven't changed. We can keep the same government, but we need to make it reconsider policies that haven't worked. I don't approve of the Communists' initiative for a no-confidence vote.
BORIS KIRILOV, 60, pensioner
Nothing good will come out of a change of government. Repeated changes of government in the past have shown that all governments are the same. It's better to control political corruption. How can [Communist leader Gennady] Zyuganov speak about the government's ineffectiveness when, for the past 10 years, he's only acted as an agitator with slogans and promises? I haven't seen any real work from him and his party.
MARIANNA RUMINSKAYA, 22, student
I don't approve of the no-confidence vote because our government is working fine right now. This action really surprised me because I don't see any grounds for a change. I'm content with the politicians' work. I put my trust in our president, [Vladimir] Putin. It's up to him to decide whether our government is working effectively, not the Communists.
MARIA PETROVA, 16, high school graduate
I don't support anything that the Communist Party does, so I certainly don't approve of this initiative. It's one more trick to get publicity for the party. It's a last attempt to keep their political position and power. In reality, their time is over and finished. It's in the distant past. Russia won't return to communism, so why should we change one democratic government for another democratic one? It would be change just for the sake of change.