A total of 81 percent of Russians approve of the work carried out by Vladimir Putin as the Russian president, a poll conducted by the Levada Center revealed. Half of Russians said that the country was moving "in the right direction."
According to the poll, 51 percent of Russians approve of the work carried out by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, while only 48 percent of the respondents are satisfied with the work of the government as a whole.
This year’s list of most trusted politicians was headed by Putin (51 percent of support). Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov followed suit, with 24 and 17 percent of public trust respectively.