52% of Russians accused officials of lying about state affairs
Most of all, people were disappointed in the current government after the announcement of retirement-age increase, when they were promised not to do it.
52% of Russians believe that officials are lying about the state of affairs in the country. As follows from the results of the Levada Center survey, this figure peaked. A year ago, it was 37%. 12% of Russians believe in the veracity of officials - against 20% last year.
As noted by Vedomosti, most of all, people became disillusioned with the current government after announcing a retirement-age increase, when they were promised not to do so.
Earlier it was reported that during the week from January 21 to January 27, the rating of trust to Russian President Vladimir Putin averaged 32.2%, the approval rate of the Russian leader’s activities was 61%. Positive assessments of the work of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Cabinet of Ministers amounted to 33.8% and 37.7%.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.