Putin approval rating drops just a month after the elections
According to it, the tragedy in Kemerovo also affected the rating.
A month after the election of the Russian President, the approval rating of Vladimir Putin fell by 7 percent - from a record 55.3 percent on March 17 to 48.4 percent on April 15. The data of the Russian Public Research Center (VCIOM) is cited.
Head of the Russian Public Research Center Valery Fedorov told Vedomosti that this is a natural process, as a half of the country's inhabitants are apolitical. According to him, the tragedy in Kemerovo also affected the rating.
Prior to the election, the rating of approval of Putin has invariably grown, Kommersant writes, based on the data of VCIOM. A decrease in the popularity began at the first post-election week.
The Approval rating of Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu fell to 17.2% in mid-April after the growth of 16.9% to 20% by 25 March. The number of those who support Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the contrary, increased from 15% to 18.2%.
The rest of the politicians get smaller figures. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev goes the fourth with 10.7%.
The mistrust rating is led by LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky (36.4%), Ksenia Sobchak (22.7%) and Dmitry Medvedev (14.7%).
On October 15, the Russian branch of Amnesty International reported on the abduction of its employee Oleg Kozlovsky by unknown persons during the monitoring of protests in Magas against the agreement on borders with Chechnya.