Tag: Putin’s approval rating

Russian Support for Putin’s View that Russians and Ukrainians Are ‘One People’ Falling, Polls Show

June 26, 2015

Staunton, June 26 – Vladimir Putin has repeatedly declared that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, but over the last year, the share of Russians who agree with him on that point has continued to fall — and the percentage of those who accept that they are two different nations has risen, according to Levada […]

A Vicious Circle: The More Aggressive Putin Is, The More Russians Love Him

April 29, 2015

Staunton, April 29 – Russian polls, admittedly not the most reliable source, suggest that the more aggressive Vladimir Putin is, the more Russians love and support him regardless of the immediate impact of his policies on their lives, a vicious circle that history suggests could lead to a disaster especially given Moscow’s possession of a […]

Disconnect Between Russia’s Economic Problems and Support for Putin Reflects ‘Authoritarian Trap,’ Illarionov Says

October 12, 2014

Staunton, October 13 – All major economic indicators in Russia have been in negative territory this year but popular support for Vladimir Putin remains at an all-time high, a situation that could be described as “’Putin’s scissors,’” Andrey Illarionov says, and one that highlights just how far Russia has fallen into an authoritarian “trap.” In […]