The Russians call Lukashenko a pleasant person unpleasant politician
Moscow. April 3. INTERFAX.RU — the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is the Russians have conflicting emotions: he’s cute they are as a person, but his political position they criticize, according to VTSIOM.
Thus, in comparison with 2006 has considerably increased the number of respondents experiencing in relation to Lukashenka’s positive feelings: respect (from 19% to 35%), trust (from 8% to 17%), another 17% belong to him with sympathy, and 9% with hope.
Among the negative emotions dominated by distrust (12%) and disappointment (6%). Every fourth (24%) Lukashenka is indifferent.
At the same time, speaking about his attitude to Lukashenka as President of Belarus, 54% of Russians said that they don’t like him, but they respect the choice of the Belarusian people (in 2008, said 34%). Another 27% treat him with sympathy and respect, and one in seven (12%) believes that Belarus needs a different President.
Assessing the political position of the Belarusian leader, the majority of respondents (73%) agreed with the view that Lukashenko is “a cunning politician, support Russia only if the code gets credit and discounts for oil and gas, but in fact is an independent policy”.
That the President of Belarus has consistently held the Pro-Russian policy, said 17% of participants nationwide telephone survey conducted on February 8-9, among 1,200 respondents.