MOSCOW – The West and the Kremlin have one thing in common: Both like to point out that Russian President Vladimir Putin has an 80% approval rating, and opinion polls have consistently shown that a majority of Russians support the war. in Ukraine.
What was once cautiously called “Putin’s war” has now become “Russia’s war” – or so it seems. In fact, polls and focus groups conducted by the independent center Levada reveal a more nuanced picture than headline numbers suggest.
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