JRL NEWSWATCH: “Trust in Putin slides to 13-year low of 33.4% in January” – bne Intellinews

File Photo of Vladimir Putin at Podium with United Russia Logo, Gesturing

“Trust in … Putin fell to a 13 year low in the first poll of 2019 by the state owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM), slipping from 36.5% on December 29 to 33.4% on January 13. … Putin’s lowest popularity … since … 2006. Even during the mass protests of December 2011 following a rigged Duma election that put over 100,000 people on the streets of Moscow, Putin’s trust rating only fell to 37.4%. …. [As examined in separate reporting,] half of … Russians want their government to resign following a tempestuous year that saw the state hike direct taxes … for the first time … [under] Putin[] … [and] hike retirement ages ….”

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