The following datas have been published by the Levada Center, a Russian independent organization, which cannot be really called as “Putinian“. It is so little that it has even been included in the European list of independent analysis centers, published by Freedom House.
Datas for this survey represent yet another confirmation that the Western political and military strategy against Russia (which also penalizes writers, artists, and Russian athletes) is not only barbarizing the Western political and social life , but it also acts as a kind of terrible political and economical boomerang: it produces the opposing effects of what the promotors of such a strategy would await.
These are the results of Levada Center’s survey of March 2022:
- Compared to February, President Putin’s approval rating has increased from 71% to 83%. His government’s approval went from a 55% to a 70%. The Prime Minister has gone up from 60% to 71%. Putin political party “United Russia” has raised from 39% to 54%.
- 69% of Russians (52% in February) think that the country is going in the right direction, while who thinks differently dropped from the 38% to the 22%.
- After Putin (44% trust), the most popular politicians (15%) are Sergei Shoigu, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Mikhail Mishustin and Sergey Lavrov.
- 64% of Russians (43% of the youth) are following with interest the Ukrainian conflict.
- The 81% (71% of the youth) supports the military operation; 14% is against.
- Especially, the 89% of those who approve Putin’s politics also supports the military operation, while the 32% is against.
- Those who disapprove or are against the war and civilian killing (43%) or another state’s interference (19%).
- Those who approve the militar operation support the need to protect the Donbass population (43%), the necessity to prevent attacks against Russia (25%), the need to denazify the Ukraine (21%), the need to deter NATO (14%).
- The dominant feeling are national pride (51%), fear (31%), shock (12%). Among the youth fear, depression and shock prevail.
- The war’s condemnation by other countries can be explained as the obedience to the United States (36%), the Western medias disinformation (29%), the prejudices against Russia (27%), the violation of the international law by Russia (16%), fear of a Russian invasion (15%) and indignation for Russian actions (12%). Among the youth the latter three prevail.
- 53% of Russians (40% of the Moscow population) is not worried for the sanctions.
- 69% do not feel any problems caused by the sanctions.
- 58% (72% of the youth, 80% on Telegram) heard about the anti-war protest, but 32% believe that the demonstrators were paid.