MOSCOW, 28 OCT – 67% of Russians approve of the work of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an increase compared to 64% in September and 61% in August: this is what emerges from a survey by the Levada polling center published on the website internet of the institution and taken from the Moscow Times. The survey was conducted from 21 to 27 October among 1,636 respondents from 137 cities and towns in Russia. The Moscow Times points out that Putin’s approval rating is still lower than that recorded after Russia effectively annexed Crimea in 2014, snatching it from Ukraine with an invasion of gunmen and no badges and a controversial referendum. . According to several analysts, the increase in the retirement age and economic problems have reduced Putin’s popularity in the past years. In the Levada survey, the level of approval of the Duma also appears to rise, passing to 43% after the 37% recorded in August and 40% recorded in September. (HANDLE).