Former Soviet Space – Integrating or Falling Apart?

3-6 April (Chicago, US) – Olga Kamenchuk has moderated a section and presented in the course of Midwest Political Science Association’s 72nd Annual Conference in Chicago. She...

Situation in Ukraine. On the way towards peaceful settlement

March 6 – Valery Fedorov took part in the open meeting devoted to the topic “Situation in Ukraine. On the way towards peaceful settlement”. The meeting took place at the Russian...

New media – new dimensions

February 14 – Olga Kozhevnikova spoke on “New media – new dimensions” at the education forum “Future of communications’ dedicated to journalists, editors, media and PR...

Economic assessments, forecasts, moods in the beginning of 2014: ruble, savings, purchases

February 6 – The VCIOM`s General Director Valery Fedorov attended the press conference devoted to the economic situation in Russia. How much will the Dollar cost? Is it worth...

Putin Forever? Russian President's Ratings Skyrocket Over Ukraine


Russian President Vladimir Putin is enjoying almost unprecedented job-approval ratings in his country. And the only reason for this popularity surge, sociologists say, is Russia's tough stance on Ukraine. A separate study conducted in April by Russia's state-funded polling agency VTSiOM showed that 82 percent of respondents thought their country played an important role in global affairs, compared to 58 percent six years ago.


Despite Restaurant-Industry Opposition, Moscow Goes Smoke-Free


Ashtrays were solemnly removed from tables and a prohibition on smoking was announced in Moscow's trendy Noor bar when the clock struck midnight on Sunday, signifying a momentous change for the city's nightlife. With the new package of anti-smoking measures coming into force on June 1, Russia's 44 million-strong army of smokers will be forced to adapt to a new, more marginal status in places where they can be seen in public.

La Russie expliquée par son chauffage


En rétablissant l’autorité et les finances de l’Etat russe, le président Vladimir Poutine a su gagner la confiance de la population, malgré les dérives autocratiques. Mais la question du chauffage urbain montre que la restauration des capacités d’investissement public ne s’accompagne pas d’une mise à niveau des services de base. La tentation de les brader au privé reste forte. Quant à l’efficacité énergétique, elle peut attendre.

Putins kraftloses Gegenprojekt zur EU


Eurasische Wirtschaftsunion soll ein wirtschaftliches Schwergewicht zwischen Europa und China werden. Sie ist aber eher ein Winzling. Vom Timing her könnte es besser nicht sein. Am Donnerstag gab das russische Umfrageinstitut VCIOM bekannt, 82 Prozent der Bevölkerung sähen einen starken Einflussgewinn Russlands auf internationaler Ebene und 42 Prozent fänden es an der Zeit, dass Russland sich in diesem Jahrhundert den Status einer Supermacht zurückhole.


Russia: “Foreign Agents” Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs: Updated


In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to identify advocacy groups the government deems “foreign agents” and force them to register as such. The list below tracks the legal consequences of the law on dozens of NGOs.


Poll: 1% of Russians sees Azerbaijanis as fraternal nation


Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) held an interesting poll among the Russian citizens. During the poll, the respondents enumerated the nations which they see as frater for themselves. APA’s Moscow correspondent reports that the poll was held among 1,600 people living in 130 residential settlements of 42 regions, provinces and republics of Russia.


Rośnie poparcie dla Putina


Już ponad 85 procent Rosjan popiera działalność prezydenta Władimira Putina - wynika z opublikowanych dziś badań Ogólnorosyjskiego Centrum Badania Opinii Publicznej (VTsIOM). "Poparcie dla działań prezydenta Putina rośnie od pięciu miesięcy. Od kwietnia, kiedy prezydenta popierało 82,2 procent badanych, ocena wzrosła do 85,9 procent.

October, 2014
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Social optimism
  • Financial state
  • Economic situation in the country
  • Political situation
  • General vector of development

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Electoral rating of political leaders