Vladimir Putin for 10 years, not reining in corruption and theft , but, according to
citizens who raised their earnings .

Ninth August 1999 Vladimir Putin became prime minister. By the 10th anniversary
him in power, sociologists, "Levada Center," asked the citizens of (poll
was held on 17-20 July among 1,600 Russians in 46 regions), as they assess
results of his board. The least successful of his actions were: control
Corruption and bribery (so say 35% of respondents), curb
oligarchs, limiting their impact (23%) and crime (19%).
In 2004, about the failures in the fight against corruption, said 28% of respondents, and
to curb the oligarchs - 19%. Then the main problem of 35% referred to the Chechen
- Now on her recall of 9%. When asked, if more than
under Boris Yeltsin, was theft and corruption, 27% responded affirmatively,
19% - negative (in 2004 - 11% versus 15%). From 18% to 27%
increase in the number of those who saw the growing influence of the bureaucracy.
Main achievement: raising living standards, growth in wages and pensions
(22%), economic development (17%) and increased optimism, hope
for rapid improvement of the situation in the country (9%). In 2004, an increase of optimism
spoke more often (13%). "People are hoping that Putin will continue to be able to cope
with the problems of the country "- namely that basically explain citizens trust
to him. A vast majority - 63% (in 2004 it was 58%) - said good
the fact that almost all power in the country is concentrated in the hands of Putin.
Director "by the Levada Center," explains the three factors. Because of the strong inertia
mass consciousness, like 10 years ago, Putin's perceived leader tackled
with the crisis of the late 1990s. and associated with him hope for the best. In addition,
Putin has managed to weaken any opposition, because of which it is perceived
as no alternative leader. And due to the complete control of the mass
Media "bubble of hope" can not support. However, the nature of high
Putin's rating has changed, said board member "INSOR" Yevgeny Gontmakher:
if in the mid-2000s, when welfare is really growing, it was
rating results, it is now in recession, it's rating expectations - and therefore
if they are not justified, it can quickly be blown away.

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