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Putin Enjoys 87% Popularity Rating in Russia Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Aug 6, 2014, 10:24 PM

While US President Barry Obama struggles with abysmal popularity ratings in America, Russian President Vladimir Putin has seen his approval ratings skyrocket in recent months.

According to the Moscow Times, "President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached a record high of 87 percent, according to the results of a survey published Wednesday by the independent Levada Center pollster. In May, Putin enjoyed an approval rating of 83 percent, its highest since 2008, according to major U.S. pollster Gallup."

Apparently, Obama's Sector Sanctions against Russia have garnered more public support for Putin

As reported by the Moscow Times, "Putin's popularity at home has skyrocketed against a backdrop of increased diplomatic isolation connected with the crisis in Ukraine, where the West claims that the Kremlin's aggressive policies continue to destabilize the nation and inflict casualties."

The poll was conducted on Aug. 1-4 in 134 major cities of Russia.

To read the entire article from the Moscow Times, link here:

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written by Kafantaris , August 07, 2014

Crimea and Ukraine are wakeup calls for Russia to shift gears and get in step with the other economically developed lands.
Russia can take a hint and move forward -- or it can resist and revert back to the unhelpful old ways.
Pride and nationalism sometimes get in the way of modernity and real development.




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