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Vladimir Putin

Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 80% – Poll

Source : RIA Novosti / 27 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached 80 percent, with a majority of Russians saying the country is heading in the right direction, an independent pollster said Wednesday.

A poll by the Levada Center said public support for the Russian leader rose by 8 percent since Putin delivered an address to parliament on Crimea before the predominantly Russian-speaking region rejoined Russia last week.


Poll: 69 percent see Russia as threat to US

Source : Presstv / 15 Mar 2014

Sixty-nine percent of people see Russia as a threat to the United States — the highest level recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union, according to a new poll.

A CNN-ORC poll released Friday found another 31 percent say they do not see Russia as a threat. That number stood at 53 percent two years ago.


Putin has highest rating in last few years

Source : ITAR-TASS / 13 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rating is at its highest in the last few years, results of a sociological survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) made public on Thursday suggested.


Ruble Dives to Historic Low Against Euro-Dollar Basket

Source : RIA Novosti / 03 Mar 2014

Russia’s currency fell to a historic low on Monday as stock markets in Moscow lost more than 9 percent of their value minutes after trading began.

Such a crash was widely predicted by experts after Russia approved the use of military force in Ukraine on Saturday, prompting widespread condemnation from the international community.


More than half of Russians support Putin: Poll

Source : Presstv / 31 Jan 2014

A recent opinion poll has revealed that more than half of Russian nationals support President Vladimir Putin.

According to the survey conducted between December 24 and 26 last year by the Russian non-governmental polling and sociological research organization Levada-Center with a sampling of 1,603 Russian adults, the findings of which were released on January 27, 56 percent of the respondents said they are opposed to Putin’s resignation.


Syria peace conference: Don't hold your breath

By Louis Charbonneau / 29 June 2013

How deep is the divide separating Russia and the United States on Syria? A photo from the recent G8 summit in Northern Ireland says it all - two grim-faced leaders slouched in their chairs, Barack Obama biting his lip and Vladimir Putin staring at the floor.

The awkward photo opportunity, which went viral on the Internet, highlights the increasingly tense relationship between the former Cold War foes who find it difficult to agree on a series of high-profile issues, including Syria and a fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor whom Putin refuses to extradite.


Why Russia Is Backing Syria

By Ruslan Pukhov | NY Times | Moscow | 07 Jul 2012

Many in the West believe that Russia’s support for Syria stems from Moscow’s desire to profit from selling arms to Bashar al-Assad’s government and maintain its naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus. But these speculations are superficial and misguided.


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