Tag: Lev Gudkov

Russian People Think That a Malaysian Plane Tribunal Would Hold Ukraine Responsible, Gudkov Says

August 3, 2015

Staunton, July 29 – The Russian government is totally opposed to the creation of an international tribunal to investigate the downing of the Malaysian airliner a year ago and will likely veto a proposal for such a venue at a meeting of the UN Security Council today. But a recent poll shows about half of […]

Russians In Biggest Cities Feel the Most Pain From Crisis

December 26, 2014

Staunton, December 22 – Russians living in the largest cities, the people who benefited the most from the oil-driven boom of the last decade, now feel the greatest concern about the impact on their lives of the economic crisis because they are better informed than those in smaller ones and rural areas, a pattern that […]

Putin’s Failure in Ukraine Will Cost Him His High Ratings and Force Him to Change His Image, Gudkov Says

July 16, 2014

Staunton, July 15 – Vladimir Putin’s failure to carry out the policies in Ukraine that Moscow’s “hysterical anti-Ukrainian propaganda” had seemed to promise and require are likely to cost the Kremlin leader his current standing in the polls and prompt him to change his image from that of a tough leader to that of a […]

As Putin Pursues Imperial Goals, Fewer Russians Regret End of USSR

June 11, 2014

Staunton, June 11 – Even as Vladimir Putin pursues what many see as an effort to restore an empire centered on Moscow, polls show that ever fewer Russians regret the end of the Soviet Union – something the Kremlin leader has said was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century – and ever more […]

Moscow Scholars Question Pew Poll Findings on Russian Tolerance of Separatism

May 12, 2014

Staunton, May 10 – The Pew Research Center this week released the results of a poll it conducted in the Russian Federation concerning Russian attitudes toward the independence of any region or republic in that country. It found that 48 percent said they would support such actions if they reflected the popular will and that […]