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“We’re seeing a battle of two political agendas:” Director of Russian Polling Center VTSIOM

Center on Global Interests

June 2, 2016
The state-run Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTSIOM) is a controversial player in Russian politics, as the pollster responsible for announcing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 80 percent+ approval ratings. CGI sat down with Valery Fedorov, Director of VTSIOM, during his recent trip to Washington to discuss the state of opinion polling in Russia, the anti-Western shift in Russian public opinion, and the difference between “Putin’s children” and “Yeltsin’s children.”
Interview and translation from the Russian by Olga Kuzmina


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Source: Center on Global Interests

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