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85% of Russian citizens approve actions of Vladimir Putin

Activity of Vladimir Putin on the post of the Russian president is welcomed by 85% of the polled citizens, versus 14% discontented respondents, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Levada-Center.

As a statement on results of the survey says, 63% of the polled find Dmitry Medvedev effective as the prime minister, while 35% disprove his activity.

The government activity is approved by 59% of the respondents, while 40% are discontented at it.  As for the activity of the State Duma, there is almost equal division of votes: 50% are satisfied with the activity of the legislative body, versus 48% discontented respondents.

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In addition, the survey revealed that 61% of the respondents welcome the activity of their governors unlike another 37% who are discontented at the work of the regional authorities.

The poll revealed that Russians trust Vladimir Putin most of all (62% of polled). The second and third state persons enjoying public confidence are Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Shoigu and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (26% versus 21%).

The poll was conducted among 1600 residents in 134 communities of 46 regions of Russia on March 20-23. The margin of error is 3.4%.

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