Russia

Putin's Approval Rating at Post-Election Low

Obviously not enough unhappy people have been detained by authorities.

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Russian Vladimir Putin's approval ratings fell to a post-election low, results released by independent pollster Levada Center Friday indicated.

Forty-eight percent of Russians said they approve of Putin's performance as president, down 12 percentage points since May, RIA Novosti reported.

Twenty-five percent of Russians said they were unhappy with his work, up from 21 percent in May, results indicated.

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