OREANDA-NEWSThe attitude of Russians to the authorities of the period from the late 1970s to the early 1980s turned out to be better than to the modern Russian. This is evidenced by a survey of the Levada Center, according to the Russian media.

Most of the respondents (29%) described the Soviet regime as close to the people, another 25% - as strong and solid. Fair Soviet power is considered by 22% of respondents, legitimate - 20%. 18% of respondents called it short-sighted, and 15% called it bureaucratic. According to the study, the majority of respondents (41%) perceive the current Russian government as criminal and corrupt. 31% of respondents consider her a stranger and far from the people, 24% - bureaucratic. Another 15% of respondents considered modern power inconsistent.

The survey was conducted from June 27 to July 4 among 1608 respondents. According to sociologists, such judgments remained in the years when citizens were most satisfied with the activities of the authorities: in the pre-crisis 2008 and in 2015, after the annexation of Crimea.

The director of the Levada Center Lev Gudkov noted that the study was conducted by the method when the participant in the survey selects from a larger number of definitions those that correspond to his ideas about the object. In his opinion, this avoids adjustment "to the correct opinion" and allows you to identify hidden installations.

In turn, political scientist Gleb Pavlovsky said that a positive attitude towards the USSR will grow among citizens who grew up after the collapse of the Soviet Union, because "people are dealing with the image". Such ideas are stable in different periods of history due to the lack of relevant policies and situations where “nothing changes”, he said. At the end of July, a survey by the Levada Center showed that 54% of Russians want to see incumbent President Vladimir Putin in this post after the term of office in 2024. Moreover, more than a third of respondents (38%) spoke out against his re-election.