Confidence in Vladimir Putin has waned after pro-naval struggles

Russian citizens’ confidence in President Vladimir Putin fell to 29% in late January and early February, but he tops the list of the most trusted politicians by Russians, according to a poll conducted by the Levada Center in Moscow. Medusa.

According to the Lovada Public Opinion Pollution Center, the level of confidence in the Russian head of state has been steadily declining over the past two years, from 59% in November 2017. AcerPress.

In August-October 2020, the level of confidence in Putin was 33-34%, the lowest value recorded by sociologists in July, when only 23% of respondents said they trusted the Russian president.

According to the same survey, for the first time the percentage of confidence in the Russian rival Alexei Navalny (5%) was higher than that of the leader of the Russian Communists, Gennady Zhukanov (4%).

However, the proportion of Russians serving as Putin’s president is very high, at 64%, with only 34% of those surveyed expressing disapproval. These figures have remained virtually unchanged over the past two years.

Of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 24, 51 percent agree that Putin should serve as president, while 46 percent do not. Over the past three years, Putin’s approval rating for this age group has dropped by almost a third. Thus, in January 2018, 80% of young Russians approved of his move, while 18% expressed a different opinion.

According to the Levada Center, the share of confidence in Vladimir Putin peaked in 2015, reaching 80%, a year after Russia annexed Crimea’s Ukrainian peninsula.

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This year Jan. Mass demonstrations against Navalny (FBK) and in support of him.

Alexei Navalny was arrested on January 17 in Moscow, Germany, where he was treated for poisoning in August with a neurotoxic agent belonging to the Novosic family. On Tuesday, he was suspended and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, while in a pre-2014 case he was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Russian prison officials have accused the judiciary of violating control measures.

The Lovada referendum is considered by Russian authorities to be a “foreign agency”, based on the fact that many NGOs and individuals also receive funding from abroad, which is called legislation by the Russian government in an attempt to restrict the liberties of civil society with independent Russian observers.

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