The Irish Times writes about the epidemiological and economic crisis in Russia. The publication, citing data from opinion polls conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center and the Levada Center, notes that public support for the government is steadily declining.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that higher political The Russian leadership underestimated the risks of Covid-19 and could not contain the disease in its early stages. [...] In order to deflect criticism for wrong actions during the crisis, the Kremlin uses regional governors as scapegoats. However, the effectiveness of such tactics is still limited.
- quotes the Irish media opinion of Andrius Turs (Andrius Tursa), analyst at political consulting company Teneo.
The impact of the current strike on the population is expected to be serious. This year, according to The Irish Times, real incomes of Russians will fall by 5 percent. Although public welfare has already declined since the Crimean crisis in 2014.
Подъём общественного недовольства, безусловно, может помешать Путину переписать конституцию и предоставить себе возможность баллотироваться на пост президента еще на два шестилетних срока после 2024 года
– констатирует газета.