Friday, 25 January 2013
Putin's popularity in free fall
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s approval rating fell this month to the lowest level since 2000, according to an independent poll published today:
Thirty-seven percent of Russians disapprove of his rule, the most ever, according to the poll released today.
Putin's downward trend is also visible in Google Trends, showing the number of searches in Russia since 2004 which include the word Putin. Young and educated Russians have deserted the dictator long ago. Others are slowly but certainly following their lead ....