Tag: Putin’s ratings

Even the Kremlin Doesn’t Believe Its Own Poll Numbers, Says Nezavisimaya Gazeta

July 7, 2015

Staunton, July 7 The Kremlin it appears “does not believe the ratings” it routinely distributes about the support the Russian people are showing for Vladimir Putin and his regime if one judges by the Russian government’s new effort to give the FSB expanded powers to fight mass protests, according to the editors of Nezavisimaya Gazeta. […]

Russia This Week: Doctors Rally in Moscow to Protest Hospital Closures, Health Care Budget Slash (October 27-November 2)

November 2, 2014

Updated Daily. This week’s issue: – Doctors Protest Hospital Closures and Pay Cuts in Health System ‘Reforms’ – The Value of the Ruble is Falling, Along with the Price of Oil – Russian Censorship Agency Strikes Ekho Moskvy News Site, Removes Article on Donetsk Airport – Russian Reporter Publishes List of ‘Most Authoritative Russians’ – […]

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 […]

Putin Remains the Enemy of Contemporary Russian Nationalism, Krasheninnikov Says

June 14, 2014

Staunton, June 14 – By his instrumental use of nationalist slogans in the current “chauvinistic storm” about Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has blocked the growth of a genuinely contemporary Russian nationalism and reduced it instead to a state-controlled ideology he will dispense with whenever he wants, according to Fedor Krasheninnikov. The Ekaterinburg commentator says that he […]