Realities Behind Russian People's Support for Putin: Andrei Kolesnikov / Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

DEEPER LOOK from New York

15m 00s
Broadcast on May 3, 2022 Available until May 3, 2023

Since the invasion of Ukraine, polls released by Russia's leading independent pollster show Putin's approval ratings hit 80%. What is driving these ratings and how long will they last? And with increased sanctions and the prolonged conflict in Ukraine, how do ordinary Russian citizens view the crisis, and how are they coping with their daily lives? We asked Moscow-based journalist Andrei Kolesnikov about the current mood in Russia and whether Putin could lose his people's support.

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