The Russians chose the Putin era the Brezhnev era

Vladimir Putin

A third of respondents called the presidency of Vladimir Putin the best for the life of the Russian form of government. These data are presented in a new study published on a site “Levada-center” on Tuesday,February 14.

Answering the question of which form of government life in Russia was better, 32 percent of respondents selected the box “now, during the reign of Putin.” The reign of General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev chose 29 percent of respondents.

The era of General Secretary Joseph Stalin, as a polity before the revolution, idealized, only six percent of the respondents. Life in the perestroika era like two percent of Russians, and the reign of President Boris Yeltsin praised only one percent of the respondents. With one in four (24 percent) found it difficult to answer the question.

When evaluating the significance of the February revolution of 1917, almost half of respondents (45 percent) agreed with the view that “in itself it had no value, only the first, preliminary stage of the October revolution”.

According to the study, the proportion of those who believe the fall of the monarchy a progressive step in the development of the country, has grown in five years from nine percent to 13. Every fifth Respondent believes that this event “has led Russia on the path of losing their national and state grandeur.”

The survey was conducted in the period from 20 to 23 January 2017 in 48 regions of the country. It was attended by 1.6 thousand people aged 18 years.

2 February published the results of polls of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), according to which the level of approval of activity of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with citizens of the country remains high.

In December 2016, according to a survey of Fund “Public opinion” (FOM), the Russians recognized Putin politician of the year.