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Vladimir Putin

Western demonization of Putin has made him more popular in Russia

Western leaders and opinion formers believed sanctions and economic pressure would encourage Russians to turn against Vladimir Putin. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
If you’re not Russian, you probably haven’t heard of Aleksey Pushkov. He’s an influential academic, politician, and media personality who once ran the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Duma (the lower house of the parliament) and is widely considered to be close to the Kremlin.
 
 

Putin's landslide victory to attract additional $30bn to Russian economy

Vladimir Putin’s re-election as Russian president will ensure the continuation of an economic policy that has seen a major spike in foreign investment, says head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
 
"Since the elections are over, it will allow institutional investors to actively implement projects in Russia in the medium term, which can provide an additional influx of $25-30 billion into the Russian economy," RDIF’s Kirill Dmitriev told reporters.
 
 

Russians care less about social status than before - opinion poll

Source : Itar-Tass / 29 Sep 2014

Over the past ten years Russians have lost much of their concern about the social status they enjoy and their creative self-realization, as follows from the September 20-21 VTSIOM opinion poll, published on Friday.

 

Prices of sanctioned goods grow 3 times faster

Source : Itar-Tass / 27 Sep 2014

The prices of products affected by the Russia's retaliatory sanctions grew almost three times faster than those of other staples, the Ministry of Economic Development said on Friday.

 

Russians support return of death penalty to fight extremism and crime

Source : RT / 19 Sep 2014

Sixty-three percent of Russians think it is acceptable for society to use capital punishment for crimes such as pedophilia, murder and terrorism, recent research has shown.

 

Food embargo against West to benefit Russia’s economy- Putin

Source : RT / 15 Aug 2014

Russia’s food ban against many Western products will help Russia strengthen its domestic food market, President Putin said Thursday.

“Most important- we will develop our own production and will restrict low quality Western goods,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing Crimean parliament members in Yalta on Thursday.

 

Russia calls off launch of newest space rocket Angara

Source : Reuters / 28 Jun 2014

Russia was forced to abandon Friday's debut launch of its first new space rocket since the Soviet era when the Angara booster cut out during a final countdown watched by President Vladimir Putin via video link from the Kremlin.

 

US using Russia to distract Americans from domestic problems

Source : Presstv / 17 Jun 2014

James Fetzer, a philosopher of science, says the sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia are aimed at distracting the American people from their problems at home.

 

Russia takes the fifth place in the number of billionaires

Source : The Moscow Times / 13 Jun 2014

The number of households whose wealth exceeds $1 million in Russia has grown by 18.5 percent in 2013, reaching 213,000 last year, the Boston Consulting Group said in a report.

 

Most Russians want their country to dominate the globe - poll

Source : RT / 30 May 2014

The majority of Russians think their country should return to superpower status or at least become a regional leader, a new public opinion poll has shown.

According to research conducted by VTSIOM, the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion, 42 percent of the population want Russia to become “a great power, like the USSR was once.” Another 41 percent said that the country must become one of the 10 or 15 most developed and influential countries in the world. 10 percent wanted Russia to become the leader of post-Soviet nations and only 4 percent answered that Russia should not pursue goals of global or regional leadership.

 
 

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