Russians named politician of year
UFA, 26 December 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Arina Rakhimkulova/.
Vladimir Putin is the Politician of the Year for Russians. These are the data of the poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM). 64 percent of respondents named the President of the country.
According to VCIOM, he is followed by Sergey Lavrov (18 percent), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (8), Sergey Shoigu (8), Dmitry Medvedev (7). The President also takes the first position in the ranking of the Russian elite (77 percent).
33 percent of Russians named the war in Syria as the main global event in 2016 (a year ago this topic was also in the first place). The second line of the rating is occupied by the presidential elections in the United States (31 percent), the third by the sporting events (13). Resonant events across the country were the parliamentary elections (10 percent), Russian athletes doping (7), fight against corruption (4), Syria military aid (4).
According to the data obtained by the Medialogia company during the analysis of the Russian media, the Top 3 world events includes the Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections, an attempt of a military coup in Turkey and Brexit. The rating of the Russian events features a doping scandal in the Russian sport, our national team performance at the Olympic Games in Rio, elections to the State Duma.