For the most part, readers of the Ukrainian online edition Nedelya.ua
would like to see Vladimir Putin at the head of Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of a recent survey in which visitors were asked the question: "What policy would you entrust the management of your country?"
It was proposed to choose from twenty names. Moreover, in the list, in addition to well-known Ukrainian media personalities like Poroshenko, Tymoshenko, Yatsenyuk, Yanukovich, Lyashko and Kolomoisky, there are also respected leaders of foreign countries - Merkel, Nazarbayev, Lukashenko, Xi Jinping, Putin.
And it was the Russian president who took the first place by a wide margin. 84% of readers voted for him, notes the information portal Ukraine.ru
The second most popular was the head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who collected 5% of the vote. Third place is shared by Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Chinese President Xi Jinping with two percent. Poroshenko scored 1%. The rest of Ukrainian politicians are even less - no more than 0.5%.
Against the background of fierce Russophobia and anti-Russian propaganda, which, as we know, have become the norm in post-Ukraine, the results of this poll look almost sensational.
To comment on the results of the vote, “SP” asked the director of the Institute of Regional Problems, a political scientist Dmitry Zhuravlev:
- In fact, there are two questions here: why is Ukrainian politicians so low in ratings, and so high in Putin?
The first question is easier to answer: Ukrainian politicians promised a lot, but gave little. The standard of living in the country is falling. Moreover, it drops sharply. If your price for goods has risen by two percent - someone will notice, and some will not. And when you have constant problems with prices, with goods, with pensions and salaries, then this is a completely different situation.