Putin's trust rating has fallen to a new lower level. After the speech of the Russian president before the Federal Assembly in late February, his rating fell to 32%, reported Radio Liberty with a reference to the data of a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM).
The Vedomosti newspaper, in turn, reported that Putin's message, according to the Kremlin, was expected to slow down the slide in Putin's rating. According to the newspaper, that was why the presidential administration had initially planned to organize a meeting between the president and the deputies in March, which would coincide with the fifth anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea. But the plans changed. According to a source of the newspaper, the Kremlin had rushed “to stop the decline in ratings”.
In January, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center already recorded a historic decline in Putin’s rating, in particular, people’s trust for Putin has fallen to 32.8%. According to a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation, in January, 54% of Russia’s citizens were “unhappy or outraged” by the Kremlin’s actions.