/ Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks by video conference to officials from Crimea, March 17, 2023. / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaThe majority of Russians, 80.9% of them, trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, while 77.1% said they approve of his performance, a poll by Russia’s Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) shows.According to the survey, 80.9% of Russians responded with a ‘yes’ to the question about their direct trust in the Russian president, while 15.1% answered in the negative. In addition, 77.1% of citizens approve of Putin’s performance as president, while 14.1% disapprove. The VTsIOM Sputnik Russia poll was conducted from February to May 2023 among 1,600 people aged 18 and over. The sample was based on a complete list of telephone inquires across the Russian Federation. RussiaPoll: Putin Trusted by 75% of Russians, 77% Assess President’s Performance Positively16 December 2022, 09:54 GMTFor this random survey, a maximum margin of error with a 95-percent probability did not exceed 1% for data collected over seven days (11,200 people).