June 20, 2014 12:05
Russians see no "worthy rival" to Putin in presidential elections - poll
MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Seventy-three percent of Russian citizens interviewed by the All Russian Center for Public Opinion Studies (VTsIOM) have said they would vote for incumbent President Vladimir Putin if he decided to run in the presidential elections in 2018.
The survey was conducted in 42 Russian regions on May 31-June 1 and involved 1,600 people. The margin of error was 3.4%.
Thirteen percent of respondents refused to support Putin in the country's next presidential elections, and another 14% were undecided, saying they would make their choice depending on the situation in 2018.
VTsIOM sociologists noted that 54% of those polled said they saw no political figure today who would be able to actually compete with Putin in the 2018 polls and did not believe that such a person would appear any time soon (48% in June 2013). However, 27% of respondents expect such a political figure to surface fairly soon, and 8% said there is a political figure capable of competing with the incumbent head of state in the 2018 elections.
Furthermore, the number of Russians thinking that Putin has good political prospects has grown from 40% in 2012 to 69% today. Twenty percent of respondents believe that Putin's political career is already at its highest point, and 5% of those polled claim that Putin's influence and authority are declining (19% in 2013).
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
December 17, 2017
Putin thanks Trump for CIA info on terrorists who prepared blasts in St. Petersburg - Kremlin
PUTIN ASSURES TRUMP THAT SHOULD RUSSIAN SPECIAL SERVICES HAVE INFO ON TERRORIST THREATS AGAINST U.S., THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY PASS IT TO AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS - KREMLIN
PUTIN ASKS TRUMP TO CONVEY WORDS OF GRATITUDE TO CIA DIRECTOR, U.S. INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES, WHO HAVE OBTAINED INFO ABOUT TERRORIST ATTACKS BEING PREPARED IN ST. PETERSBURG - KREMLIN
PUTIN THANKS TRUMP BY PHONE FOR CIA INFO ABOUT TERRORISTS, WHO HAVE PREPARED BLASTS IN ST. PETERSBURG - KREMLIN
Saakashvili's supporters fail to take over building in central Kyiv to set up their HQ
Russian side's participation in JCCC saves thousands of lives, helps re-establish hundreds of facilities in Donbas - Donetsk (Part 2)
Donetsk says residential houses shelled by Ukrainian troops using mortars
Soyuz with crew en route to ISS enters circumterrestrial orbit
Russian army officers to leave JCCC in Donbas next week; DPR reps to stay - Donetsk (Part 2)
Russian army officers to leave JCCC in Donbas next week; DPR reps to stay - Donetsk
Russian side's participation in JCCC saves thousands of lives, helps re-establish hundreds of facilities in Donbas - Donetsk
Int'l crew blasts off for ISS from Baikonur (Part 2)
Three militants complicit in terror attacks killed in Dagestan - NAC