Skip to comments.At home, this intervention [Ukraine] looks to be unpopular decisions Putin has ever made.
Posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:25 AM PST by DManA
The Kremlins own pollster released a survey on Monday that showed 73% of Russians reject it. In phrasing its question posed in early February to 1,600 respondents across the country, the state-funded sociologists at WCIOM were clearly trying to get as much support for the intervention as possible: Should Russia react to the overthrow of the legally elected authorities in Ukraine? they asked. Only 15% said yes hardly a national consensus.
(Excerpt) Read more at world.time.com ...
But what is fascinating is that the Kremlin wants us to think the incursion is very unpopular.
Why would they want us to think this?
Suggestion: Vlad is preparing to move back. Want's to point to this as proof that he is a servant of the Russian people and not a Czar.
Sorry this is from time and is suspect as they are well to the left of Pravda...
They still don’t get it. Russia is not governed by polls like America is.
in Russia, poll takes YOU
I don’t think Putin cares about any polls.
Obviously. The point is why do the Russian propagandists want US to THINK this is unpopular?
gee, the Ukraine invasion is still more popular there than the US Congress is here
LOL- as if “Kremlin polls” are supposed to be believable and impress us?
I’ll say this one more time: OBVIOUSLY the polls are bogus. They are propaganda.
But doesn’t anyone wonder why the propagandists WANT US TO BELIEVE this is unpopular?
Maybe Putin isn’t as secure as he thinks. Things can happen quickly in Russia.
“Following the attempted coup to oust Gorbachev in August 1991, Boris Yeltsin’s political standing greatly increased when he led the protesters who defeated the coup, and following the break-up of the Soviet Union in December 1991 he remained in power as president of the Russian Federation”
The article is very biased and the author clearly opposes the Russian intervention. He wants to generate sympathy for newly appointed leadership of Ukraine. However, the poll is supposedly from a Russian source. I personally doubt the veracity of the poll but that doesn’t mean I agree with what the Russians are doing. Anyhow, the Ukrainians should decide their own future.
it fits the administration’s spin that Putin has been a baaad man
nations that occupy territory to secure their national interests are so “19’th century”, not modern day rational actors
(like Iraq and Libya were “rational” because we got nothing for it)
Russia on “the wrong side of history”...
the white wine socialists are calling the vodka commies “nonprogressive”- boo freaking hoo
surely the Russian people want to disarm, let NATO and the EU surround them, watch Ukraine extreme right wing politicians (funded by Soros) give each other the nazi salute, be loved, elect a rainbow pony skittles thrower like obama
I was assuming it came from Russian sources. You seem to think Time just made it up out of whole cloth.
You could be right.
It probably isn’t wildly popular, although Russians in general probably understand the reasons for it were not mystical ideas about Mother Russia but a need to make it clear that Russia would protect the gas pipelines.
I think the point has been made, and Putin doesn’t have any need to stay there.
In addition, there will probably be some political changes in the future. I can see the Ukraine, which is an artificial construction anyway, splitting up, but unless the Ukrainian nationalists go bonkers, it will probably be peaceful. And whether the poll is truthful or not, it is meant to reinforce Putin’s position.
Ha! Have to share that one today.
Note that the poll was taken in early February, well before Yanukovich was forced out of Ukraine and well before Putin absconded with the Crimea. I don’t know why we are expected to give it much credence.
A Time article about a Kremlin poll? Maybe when liars lie about lying liars, some truth will spill out ... but I doubt it ...
Perhaps we ought to apply Occam’s Razor here....the simplest explanation is probably the correct one.
Maybe it IS unpopular.
Now, the question is, will Putin CONVINCE the populace action is needed, will Putin IGNORE the populace and do what he thinks is best, or will Putin OBEY the will of the populace?