The results of the latest Levada polls spell trouble for the Kremlin in the run-up to the September parliamentary elections.
February 4, 2016
By Sergey Aleksashenko
Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has been high ever since he first assumed power as prime minister of Russia in August of 1999 – it has never dipped below 60 percent. Of course, the data could be viewed with a heavy dose of skepticism. On the one hand, the lack of political competition in the country leaves average Russians with no choice, and many of them see Putin as having no alternative or replacement. On the other hand, …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests