January's list of Russia's most popular politicians is once again led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, indicates one of the analytical services under Yuri Levada's direction.
Sociological services report that 53% of the respondents pointed out to the current President Vladimir Putin as the country's most trustworthy person. The preliminary survey of 1600 Russians has been conducted by a team of researchers under Levada's guidance on January 9-13, 2004. Human error consitutes 3,4%.
Head of Russia’s Emergency Ministry Sergey Shoigu occupies the second place in the popularity contest among the country's political leaders. 22% of the participants are inclined to trust him. The third place is proudly occupied by LDPR’s leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 17%. Moscow’s mayor Yuri Luzhkov is on the fourth place with 11% of votes. One of the leaders of “Yabloko” Sergey Glazyev is on the fifth place also with 11% of votes.
Russian political Top Ten chart includes such people as Duma's speaker, former chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Boris Grizlov (10%), Governor of Kemerov region Aman Tuleev (8%), KPRF's leader Gennady Zyuganov (7%), head of the Russian government Mikhail Kasyanov (7%), Governor of St. Petersburg valentina Matveenko (7%). 18 of all the participants do not trust any political leader at all. Interestingly, but for the first time in a year “Yabloko”'s leader Grigory Yavlinsky did not make a chart of Top Ten Russian politicians.
Based on the acquired results of the survey, Putin's activity throughout the month of January has been approved by 81% of Russians. 16% did not approve of the President's politics. Kasyanov's job was approved by 40% of all respondents. 47% however considered his job not worthy of approval. In general, 40% of all the respondents considered the job of the Russian government in January as satisfactory. 50% however think of it as ineffective, reports “Interfax”.