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Staunton, January 19 – In recent years and especially in the last 12 months, “dissatisfaction with the president and the government have ceased to be marginal points of view,” Denis Volkov says. Instead, a third or more of the population today “is dissatisfied with the situation and no longer does not actively support the regime.

“But these dissatisfied people remain divided,” the deputy director of the Levada Center polling agency continues. And they are up against supporters of the regime which with its help “remain mobilized, take part in elections, vote for the amendments and candidates from the powers that be” (republic.ru/posts/99266).

In the current crisis, a combination of the pandemic and economic decline, “it is possible that people will not hold the authorities directly responsible. But their growing pessimism will inevitably influence their attitude toward the leadership of the country. They are becoming ever more tired as problems mount. “

“And this means,” Volkov says, that with time, “their demands on the powers who cannot solve these problems will inevitably grow.” That is already happening but at different rates depending on age, education, and income and especially on where Russians get their news, only from official sources or from the Internet.