NEWSWATCH: “In Putin’s Heartland, Apathy and Disappointment Rule” – AP

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“Three months ahead of Russia’s presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade … A new person is unlikely …. If Putin’s 18 years in power have induced apathy and a sense of helplessness … that’s the big issue in Navalny’s view. Putin has made voters in industrial cities … his base, touting stability …. A … Levada Center [survey] suggests that enthusiasm for Putin is in decline countrywide. … 51 percent … said they were tired of waiting for Putin to bring ‘positive change,’ 10 percentage points higher than a year ago. …”

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