Tag: Levada Centre

Russia Becoming a Dangerous Nation of Zhirinovskys, Levinson Says

August 25, 2014

Staunton, August 19 – Vladimir Zhirinovsky has become notorious for saying what must not be said and doing what must not be done, but now his approach has spread to the Russian people as a whole, a development that cannot last forever but one that will end badly, according to Aleksey Levinson. In an article […]

In Russia, Iron Curtain Falls Not at the End of the Play But Much Earlier

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – Aleksei Levinson, a sociologist at the Levada Center, says that iron curtains like the one now being erected around Russia are a political strategy that reflects weakness rather than strength and that its appearance is not the end of the story but somewhere in the beginning. In an interview published in this […]

Russians Back Putin on Crimea but Aren’t Ready to Suffer the Consequences, Gudkov Says

April 10, 2014

Staunton, April 10 – The majority of Russians support the annexation of Crimea but do not understand the implications of that action and are “not willing to suffer the consequences,” according to Lev Gudkov, the head of the Levada Center, the leading independent polling group in the Russian Federation. In a report issued this week, […]

Crimea-Induced Brain Drain Will Hurt Russia More than Sanctions, Gontmakher Says

April 8, 2014

Staunton, April 7 – The domestic consequences of Moscow’s Crimean policy combined with Russia’s weakening economic prospects will drive ever more young Russians to seek work and possibly permanent residence abroad, an “exodus” that will hurt the country far more than any of the sanctions announced so far, according to Yevgeny Gontmakher. In today’s Moskovsky […]

Inside Russian Federation, Russians Upset About Cost of Crimea; Non-Russians Angry about Rights

March 27, 2014

Staunton, March 27 – Even though polls show Vladimir Putin’s approval rating close to its highest level ever, his Anschluss of Crimea is upsetting many citizens of the Russian Federation, with ethnic Russians at least so far concerned mostly about its cost and non-Russians upset about the rights Moscow says it is defending in Crimea […]