Putin, Stalin, Brezhnev… Russians named their favourite leaders

What Russians think about leaders of their country. The analytic ‘Levada center’ shared its results. According to them, the number of Russians, sympathizing to Iosif Stalin as historical leader, reached its maximum for last 16 years. In particular, up to a half of Russian respondents treat Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) with admiration, respect or sympathy, whereas only 37% were in March 2016.

The highest percentage of positive ratings are about current RF president Vladimir Putin (83% VS 76% in 2006). Negative reviews are fewer – 4% now against 7% in 2006. Every tenth (10%) doesn’t care about Vladimir Putin.


The number of Brezhnev supporters increased for 11 years from 39% to 47% of the respondents.

Such politicians as Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Nikita Khrushchev are unpleasant for Russians.

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