Why the text entered in the form on Cyrillic is poorly displayed in the database.

Coding UTF8_GENERAL_CI database, UTF-8 site encoding, and the Russian text entered through the form looks like this (see picture).
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Answer 1, Authority 100%

After connecting to the database:

mysql_query('set names "utf8"');