Majority of Russians Don’t Support Putin’s Foreign Policy, Poll Finds

Majority of Russians Don’t Support Putin’s Foreign Policy, Poll Finds

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Jason Lemon
Putin’s decisions to back the Syrian government and his apparent expansionist ambitions, such as supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine, don’t appear to be popular with ordinary Russians, with only 16 percent telling the independent Levada Center they support the current foreign policy in a poll published Thursday.
Levada said that Russians are “tired of the policy of confrontation with the West, which has been going on for several years and has resulted in the decline of people’s incomes.”

https://www.newsweek.com/majority-russians-dont-support-putin-foreign-policy-poll-finds-1065558


Thousands took to the streets at the end of July, chanting slogans such as “Away with the czar” and “Putin is a thief.”

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