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Poll Shows Only 2% Of Russians Trust Authorities

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Poll Shows Only 2% Of Russians Trust Authorities

Alexey Druzginin / Anton Denisov / Russian Presidential Press Office / Sputnik

An internet poll organized by a prominent independent Russian journalist, Andrey Karaulov, has demonstrated that only 2% of Russians trust authorities. The total number of people that participated in the poll is 2,244,147.

It is important to note that the held poll demonstrated the attitude of people towards the current governance system, not President Vladimir Putin.

The trust level of Putin among the Russian population is always higher than the level of trust to authorities in general. According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Putin’s trust level in March 2020, amid the developing global economic and coronavirus crises, was 28.3%.

The impact of the global economic decline, harsh restrictions imposed in large Russian cities, first of all Moscow, due to the spread of COVID-19 and their impact on the social and economic life of the country are among the main reasons of dissatisfaction of citizens with actions of authorities.

Even now, when the situation with the spread of coronavirus in Russia is reportedly comparable with the spread of seasonal flu in recent years and a large part of restrictions imposed by the federal government is lifted, some local authorities continue enforcing bureaucratic procedures and restrictions under pretext of combating the spread of disease.

The strange situation is observed in Moscow, where the team of notorious mayor Sergey Sobyanin goes fully in the framework of its earlier approach of tightening the screws. In many cases formalism and paper work dominate over the real care about the health of Moscow residents. This situation is especially clear in the field of face mask requirements. In particular, authorities pressure markets to not sell goods and services to people without masks. On the other hand, people that formally demonstrate their mask (for example, on a jaw) are not targeted by any restrictions. Fees and penalties for violations of the coronavirus restrictions still remain in force. At the same time, more and more public gathering areas and public spaces, including cinemas, are being opened. Seaside resort in the Russian regions of Crimea and Krasnodar are full of domestic tourists. The restrictive approach of Moscow authorities in these conditions causes an apparent perplexity.

Local experts point that Moscow authorities, and possibly federal authorities, are employing the widely-known Overton window concept to impose more and more limitations by painting them as something obvious and unavoidable. According to this version, the real goal is not to protect the health of people, but to force them to obey newly imposed, even strange or unfounded, norms. Thus, the group of elites that promotes this approach likely believes that it will be able to set conditions for a further digitalization and atomization of the society. Moscow is on the spearhead of these efforts. Some may even suggest that by these actions, the Western-affiliated part of the Russian elite is trying to build its own ‘local neo-liberal paradise’  on the territory of the Russian capital in order to compensate the losses suffered due to the closure of borders and the developing collapse of the concept of ‘united Europe’. This new ‘paradise’ is being built in the best practices of the modern Western neo-liberal fascism, which became the mainstream trend in the ‘democratic world’.

All these developments happen amid the slowly but steadily developing crisis in neighboring Belarus, which will likely reach its peak after the presidential election on August 9. Just recently, Belarusian authorities detained 33 Russians (supposedly private military contractors) accusing them of being hired to destabilize the situation in Belarus. This version does not hold up against criticism and even the Belarusian government acts like it does not believe in its own words. According to reports in social media, pro-Western organized groups have been actively preparing to exploit the August 9 election in the country and the current difficulties in the Belarusian-Russian relations (mostly caused by actions of Minsk) to destabilize the situation. If Western-funded groups really stage a coup and seize power in Belarus, the following deep social and political crisis may trigger the intensification of negative political tendencies in Russia. This may lead to a larger crisis fueled by the dissatisfaction of the population with the negative consequences of the economic decline and coronavirus crisis.


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They may not trust the government, but they’re also not having to deal with a color revolution like we are in the US.



Man in truck speeds through protesters and strikes a motorcycle, later pulls out a gun in Portland


Jens Holm

Ir should have been an orange.

Jens Holm

Go and paint Yourself or paint all fx green. Only few are named green in USA.


Russia got rid of 95% of it’s Jews after suffering horrible abuse by them. We need to do the same thing in the US. The planet should be dejudified so that it’s Jew free.

Jens Holm

Things as a minimum is both ways. Its also a matter of lack of culturee for how USA is made and the ones keeping them selves in the dark dont deserve much.

If the Jews and other parts of the educated part of USA was removed, the cake to share also would be much much smaller and a lot of poor paid jobs also wasnt there.

You always ignore facts.

Its typical for You You wrote 14 PROCENT OF NEW YORK ARE JEWS. Here You ignored 83% are not.


“If the Jews and other parts of the educated part of USA was removed, the cake to share also would be much much smaller ”

horseshit elitist stupidity.


This is the problem, Russia implemented the dejudification solution. The US needs to do the same.



“October 30, 2019, 6:00am PDT

For the first time, Warner Bros.’ Toby Emmerich (Jew), Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos (shabbos goy), Disney’s Alan Horn (Jew), Universal’s Donna Langley (Jew), Sony’s Tom Rothman (Jew), Amazon’s Jennifer Salke (Jew) and Netflix’s Scott Stuber (Jew) gather to debate streaming service ratings, movie star value, China censorship, onscreen violence and the future of a fraught movie business.”

– Studio Chief Summit: All 7 Top Film Executives –

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/hollywood-reporter-executive-roundtable-7-major-studio-chiefs-1250718 2

Jens Holm

They go to school, they educate themselves, they use their skills and work hard. Thats why we like and trust them in hogher jobs.

The ones You represent only know watches for roadside bombs…


You know who else went to school, learned skills and worked hard? The Nazis :)

Jens Holm

Yes, but they did not invent it. The real change came by Martin Luther reforming northern Europe into Protestantisme and affiliated.

And important thing was all should be able to read and write the Bible and religios scripts in own language and get the message every unsday in Latin mixted up with greek.

Later on the Presussen was made, where all were classified wheels and treated well if they worked well. Very much sciense came form them and manyu went to their universities.

Being well educated dont say You becomes a nice person even many say that. Its about fullfilling the destiny having the tools for it.

Hitler declared a 1000 years Rich but only planned for few and also made many mistakes.

Tempting to compare Hitler and Stalin in warfare. Hitler took more and more military control. Stalin was clever and gave the military forces back to milirary forces.

Out of context I do wonder why the Lebanese Goverment needing money so much didnt sell that ammoniumnitrate to farmers or as explosives for Hesbollah. I think I would.


” Goverment needing money so much didnt sell that ammoniumnitrate to farmers or as explosives for Hesbollah”

maybe they didn’t know it was there. Maybe the Mossad shipped it in to blow up the port.

Антон С

Actually there are a lot of jews in MSM.


And in the oligarchy, which is Jew heavy. Russia used to be the most Jew infested nation on earth where they caused enormous problems. Even at only 5% of previous highs there’s still a couple of hundred thousand who are a big problem.


So Russians were the true libertarians all the time and I was blind


” true libertarians” are halfwits too stupid to understand that openly sucking fascist Koch will not free them from the whores of inequality.


It was sarcasm, dumbass


I never said either way.. halfwit.


Anyway to believe the masses can lobby the government in a more efficient way than big businesses do means you forgot your brain in the fridge


Once again, you babble stupidity and ignorance as knowledge as I never inferred, said, or suggested that. Your brain is clearly bacon.

Shut the fluck up halfwit and don’t talk down to your betters. Better yet, libtards like you should just keep their head right up their own ass. Permanently.


Not everyone was born with your flexibility. I bet you save lots of food. And is ever hot. Also protects of covid better than medical masks. Now I am a bit gelly on you.


You, no are incomprehensible with your halfiwtted attempt at cleverness….


I’ll take it as a compliment. Allways trying to look clever. As for you, you don’t need to try to look like a moron, it’s a waste of energy as you’re already one.


You fail , and you take it as a compliment.That, is the mark of a loser.


Big business owns the world, let alone the government, and taking away pretend voting in faux politics wont change that.

1- “In the modern economy, most money takes the form of bank deposits. But how those bank deposits are created is often misunderstood: the principal way is through commercial banks making loans. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money” http://www.bankofengland.co… “

2- “Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.” Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on Politics, 12(3), 564-581. DOI: 10.1017/S1537592714001595

3 -“So no, it’s not a hyperbole to say the Banking System is One. We’re not overstating the case when we say it’s just one massive cartel. That the banks own everything, including all the major industries. Oil, Weapons, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Telecom and IT, etc. It’s all one massive monopoly. Controlled from the top down “ ’A total of 737 control 80% of it all” The Money Power is real and these Swiss gentlemen have done us a favor by crunching the numbers.” Please Google “The network of global corporate control”

4 “Some even believe we [Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – One World, if you will.If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it ” | David Rockefeller |

And this is what I mean when I correctly conclude that inequality = violence.


“In short, Really Existing Capitalist Democracy is very remote from the soaring rhetoric about democracy. But there is another version of democracy. Actually it’s the standard doctrine of progressive, contemporary democratic theory. So I’ll give some illustrative quotes from leading figures – incidentally not figures on the right. These are all good Woodrow Wilson-FDR-Kennedy liberals, mainstream ones in fact. So according to this version of democracy, “the public are ignorant and meddlesome outsiders. They have to be put in their place. Decisions must be in the hands of an intelligent minority of responsible men, who have to be protected from the trampling and roar of the bewildered herd”. The herd has a function, as it’s called. They’re supposed to lend their weight every few years, to a choice among the responsible men. But apart from that, their function is to be “spectators, not participants in action” – and it’s for their own good. Because as the founder of liberal political science pointed out, we should not succumb to “democratic dogmatisms about people being the best judges of their own interest”. They’re not. We’re the best judges, so it would be irresponsible to let them make choices just as it would be irresponsible to let a three-year-old run into the street. Attitudes and opinions therefore have to be controlled for the benefit of those you are controlling. It’s necessary to “regiment their minds”. It’s necessary also to discipline the institutions responsible for the “indoctrination of the young.” All quotes, incidentally. And if we can do this, we might be able to get back to the good old days when “Truman had been able to govern the country with the cooperation of a relatively small number of Wall Street lawyers and bankers.” This is all from icons of the liberal establishment, the leading progressive democratic theorists. Some of you may recognize some of the quotes.” Noam Chomsky


“Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else” : Bill Moyers – PBS Commentator


Nice copy pasta


Its called fact, stupid…Not like the shat that dribbles from your gob…


Yes, it is clear that you come from the school of abject stupidity and idiocy that taught you that the mindless ignorant babble issuing from the gaping maw that you shovel food in, is actual knowledge rather than the ignorance and bullshit it really is.

halfwit :P

Hatred Incarnate

How easily accesible is Hidroxicloroquine in Russia?

Антон С

I guess no one know what is that, excepts pharmacists.

Jens Holm

I am sure its “normal” in use for people travelling to, where the infected moskitos are. Russia and the new countries has a moskitozone along the Black sea coast.

So compared to stupisisme around Corona its small quantities. Kinin grows in the tropics.

If its bad weather like here, You migh read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine

Garry Compton

I live on the Black Sea – prior to that – Alaska – there is no moskito problems in Kryme or along the Anpa coastline. A new Lada cross over, or jeep Niva is 9000 bucks and up, and my utilities are about 35 to 40 bucks – all of them. Cable – 130 channels – 7 bucks and internet – 7 bucks/ month. Lived in Ukie ville before Maidan too. Russia’s governments are tiny compared to the Empire in the West and there is Zero POlice State. The problem with Russia – is the — West.


Seems liek they are using covid to lockdown the country, just like the west does. Size doesn’t matter.


Garry Compton

Russia isn’t locked down – they are doing Herd immunization therapy now. The West made this shit – it’s a no brainer on that one.


You contradict yourself…and are wrong.

herd therapy is a mental lockdown. Fear and bullshit over a cold. Wonder if they will even get a choice :P

And the west did jack shit, the globalist do everything.

Ivan Freely

I’d be very careful about relying on polls these days. Simply take a course on statistics and you’ll soon understand the flaw. And to make things worse, these “internet” polls are the least reliable for obvious reason.


Fraud and steered polls are an issue.


While one can not trust polls to interprete them directly up to the percentage, one can safely read overall trends. Russians seeing their whole system as corrupted, predatory, hipocritical and threachery is such a trend one can safely extrapolate. Not only from this poll, but in talks with nearly any Russian; Nearly any Russian not benefiting from the corruption that is.

Just as safely one can say this, as to say most Russians know Putin has also respobilitiy for this. While most see him as the safest bet, the only stability factor available, they also know Oleg Deripaska and other friends of Putin make sure he is enyoing their friendship. Which is pretty normal in politics and business, and most would understand taking advantage if for the good and wealth of the family.

For SF to say at the beginning the resentment of the polical system and authoritys in general has nothing to do with Putin, is a pretty obvious attempt to frame this.

Putin and/or his friends are the leader for 20 years now, as a heir and former trustee for Yeltsin even much longer. He has all the power possible, so even his closest advisor calls the system controlled democracy and Putinism.

Acting like he has nothing to do with the problems of the system he has build with and rules does not cut it anymore. When a leader leads this long, he had all the time he needed to implement change. If not, he is either unwilling, uninformed/without control, corrupted or unable.

Neither is good.

Ofc Putin can not be blamed for individual problems, but for structural problems he has a responsibility. As most Russians know, opposed to SF.

cechas vodobenikov

r u an idiot? this is not a randomized poll—trust is quite high in most Russian regions….obviously u do not know Russians or Russia…educate yourself…conditions have improved dramatically in the past 20 years; the economy thrives and is now #5, recently surpassing the GDP in Germany…only stupid people that do not apprehend governance in Russia believe Putin possesses enormous “power”—something even denied by the virulent anti-Putin Russian Jew, Masha Gessen


If you are doing so well, why are you mad?

Jens Holm

He is kept in lying again and want to buy a news russian car.


Then he have to work hard another 20 years, those cars are damn expensive.

Jens Holm

It was the same for the plastic Trabants I saw in Berlin in 1868.

Only their very light beer and chicken and potatis was first class there, but the Pergamon museum was so impressing. We changed currency too. We hardly could buy anything usefull for them.

Maybee I am biased by that experience. The farmers along the train route we took were guarded with militaries or police too:(

West Berlin was the modern world and more modern then Denmark. We went to disque and they played “Just show me the way to the next whisky bar, but Our teachers limited us to max 3 beers and not the stromng ones. Good idea.


…. Cechas might need some real communisme with Berthold Brecht


Only 3 beers per child and not even good stuff? That’s child abuse. I’d sue the government.

Jens Holm

You are a highly biased stupid natinalistis Russian and none can rely Your version. Only few in the world maybee the most illiterate Arabs believes in that.

And when I and many others bring You hard facts, You deny them too. GSP has not surpassed russia at all.

Germany is 3,9 billion dollars and Russia is 1,2 billons. Thats twice as much.

Pr capita: Germany 46.000 sollar and Russia is 11.000 thats 4 times as much.

This is not Russia or Arabistan. We do use facts and everything is not what our Leaders say they are.


“aybee the most illiterate Arabs ”

you are a racist, prejudiced, mindless pig.

Jens Holm

Facts say He lies about Russia. Thats where my prejudiction comes from.

May bee or not to bee, U arrr N idijot Urselfie. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91d8dba5cd309257be8eb2582de81597e1112552cbeaebf5945e169459d2d86f.jpg


Your family I guess? Which one is carrying you ?

Everyone lies dimwit, specially those in government.

Jens Holm

From a ground zero minus collapse things only are able to improve.

Антон С

You are right, 5-6 place with almost same amount as Germany. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/208rank.html

Jens Holm

Another good reflexion.


no more corrupt than where we live….


Антон С

People are laughing at this stupid internet “poll”. Karaulov was a journalist on TVC channel (funded by city of Moscow) for long time. Then he moved to St.Peterburg’s 5th channel (not private also). Now he is connected with liberals and a criminal Hodorkovskiy probably. That’s why we can see such brainless numbers.

Jens Holm

I agree. I do like the reflexions because they are not the ususal goevermentel stuff.

Jens Holm

Very good article, but I will never trust a poll of about 2.000.

Looking from outside at those neo bolsjevics I would say the trust semes to be lower and do decline. Their main pronlem is, they dont allow any better with better expertice to take over. …

Moscow and some few other big cities looking fine dont represent how thing are there for most people.

The Farney Fontenoy

2% seems very high,and Putin loses support by the day, no surprise as he is completely controlled. Putin plans to introduce real-time electronic monitoring of every child in Russian schools, more than 43,000 of them, their movements constantly traced, and he’s fast-tracking the untested, unsafe mRNA covid vaccine to every single Russia citizen, he’s returning Russia to the Soviet Union.


o wrote dozen times, putin is not beloved.

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