The overwhelming majority of Russian citizens support the foreign policy of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, informs international data sociologicheskogo research the views of a large number of citizens, presented on Wednesday in the capital of the U.S. Pew research center.
According to the study, 83% of the respondents support the policy of the head of the Russian Federation concerning Ukraine, With 13% disagreeing. Regarding China, these figures are 90% and 4%, respectively, relative to the US - 85% and 10%. As stressed by the authors of the document, 62% of respondents support the President's policy in the fight against illegal activities of officials, about one-third of the respondents do not agree with it.
at the same time, According to a survey, in recent times More Russian citizens began to believe that Putin's policy leads to the fact that " people in other countries is no more than an attractive image of Russia." If in 2014 so thought 26% %, currently only 37%. That the policy of the President of the Russian Federation promotes " a more attractive image of Russia ", sure 27% of respondents, whereas a year earlier the number was 43%.
In this chart the popularity of Putin, As stressed by the authors sociologicheskogo research, hit a new high and reached the level of 88%. And among them, two-thirds of the respondents experience a " high degree of confidence to the head of the country and Only 9% do not trust him.
According to the study, 73% of respondents negatively assess the current economic situation in Russia. More this indicator was Only at the beginning of 2000-ies (83%). Only one in four believes that the Russian economy at the present time, all right. 3 years ago, thought it was 32%.
thirty percent of Russian citizens to blame economic problems on Western sanctions. The same claim about falling oil prices. Every fourth Respondent believes that the main cause of issues is the government's economic policy.
international research work concerning the situation around Ukraine, was held in spring 2015 in ten countries, including the Russian Federation and Ukraine itself. It was attended by about eleven thousand respondents.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the 16 March 2014 referendum in which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone requires the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized self-proclaimed DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".