Mission Accomplished? Putin's Approval Rating Hits 2-Year Highs

Tyler Durden's picture

Obama did it by offering hope, change, and class warfare... Abe did it by printing inordinate amounts of money, pumping stocks up, and speaking in increasingly militaristic tones... and now Vladimir Putin has managed to get his approval rating to near-record highs - by invading Ukraine?

Via Pravda,

The approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin remains at the highest level during the last two years for two consecutive weeks - 67.8 percent, a survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) said.


Sociologists noted that Putin's rating has been growing against the backdrop of the worsening political situation in Ukraine and the Crimea, successful completion of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and preparations to the opening of Paralympic Games.


VTsIOM stressed that over the past two years, Russian citizens have expressed approval of the work of the head of state on the level above 60 percent.


Previously, the maximum value of this index was reported in May 2012 (68.8 percent), immediately after Putin's inauguration as president.

Mission Accomplished?

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LetThemEatRand's picture

If Putin is a Centaur, does that mean that Kerry is his ass?  http://5.media.tumblr.com/QZPdZQnsbqqqoxjadvAgqezKo1_500.jpg

Berspankme's picture

People like a strong leader and Putin projects strength. Obama is a pussy and projects faggotry

Thucydides's picture

Sorry i meant to + but was laughing too hard

Troll Magnet's picture

Yeah but Valerie & Moochelle be our leeders, no?
Them hoes be STRONG!
And I ain't even mentioned Oprah!

LetThemEatRand's picture

Not your down, but ironically I'd rather live in a world where people didn't vote for or accept politicians who advertise machismo as their main selling point.  In a free society, politicians are supposed to do the bidding of the People in an accountant or janitorial kind of way.  Give me a fag janitor being paid by me, asking my permission for new laws any day over a muscle flexing man's man.  Let the muscle flexing man's man work in the private sector and build a big business that employs people.  I don't want a King or a ruler.

Berspankme's picture

Don't disagree, only saying that people like their leaders to project strength. That's how you explain Reagan's popularity too. Obama comes off as a very weak dude, kind of a lecturing pedantic prick

LetThemEatRand's picture

To me, it all comes down the fact that the large majority of people want a King.  There's a reason that model has worked since humans existed.  Guys like us who want something else are fucked.

Berspankme's picture

To me, the fact obama is bragging about 90 minute and 60 minute phone calls show weakness. A real leader would make that a 5 minute call that goes like this "Look Vlad, you need to get your ass out of Ukraine or you are going to suffer severe consequences" End of discussion.


Obama probably drones on pleading and telling putin about 21st century behavior...blah blah blah. As if Putin broke some club rule at the country club. I'm sure Putin sees the weakness in this bullshit talk.

nmewn's picture

I do love it so when these tyrants have these little tiffs between each other.

Makes em almost seem, human ;-)

Mister Kitty's picture

He stuck it to America, and now he reaps the benefits.  Bastard.

furgheddubouddit's picture

I'm willing to bet that Putin's approval ratings have skyrocketed in the West too.

After preventing the US from starting another bloody, messy war in the Middle East on the basis of a staged chemical attack by extremist jihadists, in cooperation with the CIA, and now intervening in the Western-backed coup in Ukraine by violent anti-democratic extremists, he certainly has gained my respect.

And many people I know, many of whom could initially hardly be described as great fans of Russia or Putin, think exactly the same.

Mesquite's picture

Exactly... He (Putin) is standing up to the NWO...

Anusocracy's picture

They are subhumans no matter what.

Ghordius's picture

those who deny the humanity of their enemies are pray of the most base of human (tribal) instincts

KickIce's picture

Well, drones are Obama's weapon of choice.

Freddie's picture

I don't want a **cking king.  I want Ron Paul and would take Rand Paul if he were more like his dad.

Ron Paul sounds like what most thoughtful Americans ***USED*** to sound like.

Putin - he sticks up for his people and country.  He does not start all this shit that the Zio-Mic RINO NWO CFR criminals start with attacking countries and murdering their people.

I respect Putin.  He came to the aid of Syria when the criminals and real terrorists were destroying Syria.

KickIce's picture

Ron Paul would be a great choice but you'd better send him a boatload of help in the Senate and House because puppets that cut their strings end up dead. 

123dobryden's picture

it is very hard to invade any country that you are not superior to, thats why russians are sitting on their asses at home

Anusocracy's picture

I sympathize with you LTER, I want panarchism where people can assemble into whatever government they want, or not.

That is the only truly civilized way because people aren't gods and beliefs aren't reality.

Flakmeister's picture

Problem is that someone is always there that thinks they deserve to be king...

beaglebog's picture

Isn't it a logical impossibility to have a government which is subordinate to the electorate?

Freddie's picture

Well Reagan was also not a prick when he dealt with Gorbachev.  He was tough and stubborn but not nasty and petty.  There appeared to be a mutual respect there.  No one with a brain has any respect for Obama.  Putin knows he is a joke.  Ditto Kerry, Clinton, scum McCain and the rest.  The NWO-CFR Bushes are vermin too but Putin had some respect for GW.

How can a real leader and a honorable man have any respect for someone who sells out their own people?

Flakmeister's picture

Putin feared Cheney...

And if he did indeed fear W. it was becasue W. projected an evangelical inspired lunacy that disregards the here and now...

The most dangerous people are those that think they have a seat in the VIP section for the second coming...

Omegaman2211's picture

Who the fuck is downvoting you for that?!

Anusocracy's picture

I didn't, but a free society wouldn't have government.

A government society like exists now does, where people take turns enslaving each other while our lords and masters are laughing all the way to the Fed.

zionhead101's picture


WOW LTR, you really aren't part of the real world

Politicians ONLY exist so that NORMAL people don't get blood on their hands,

Politicans do our killing and everybody feels good, this is the way its always been.

It's why we have politicians,


Politicians allow us to SANITIZE ourselves from bloodshed.


Againstthelie's picture

The Crimea is almost autonomous and therefore has it's own government and can decide a lot freely.

The treaty between Ukraine and Russia allows Russia to place up to 25.000 soldiers in the Crimea. Whoever is talking about invasion is repeating the absurd Zionist warmonger lies.

Since 1991 NATO has broken all promises. Putin and the Russian governments were so "aggressive", that Russia has been encircled and now already it's vital life interests at the Crimea and Black Sea are directly threatened.

I would like to know, what US media and bloggers would write, if Russia would have expanded it's troops around the US borders and if it was about to place rockets at it's borders, that would render US ICBMs useless. This arrogance and hypocrisy of the NATO (North Atlantic Terror Organization) is incredible!


The rocket defense system NATO is placing at Russian borders is an offensive system. It's aim is to deny Russia the possibility to use ICBMs, while it can be threatened at will. Cold war was so secure, only because each side knew, that attacking the other side was suicidal. The RDS at Russias borders is an EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE act and when someone looks, how AIPAC and the Zionists have used the USA to lead wars for Israel, with only negative effects for the US, therefore without any consideration how devastating this alien grip was for the reputation of the USA, then one can only pray, that USrael will NEVER be able to have an effective system, placing it at the Russian borders and giving it first strike capabilities.

One should also not forget, that Russia is the last European power, that restricts somehow the NWO. With Russia being eliminated and becoming a ZOG again, the world would sink even faster and deeper into Zionist tyranny.

Do not fall victim to the Zionist propaganda. Russia is the encircled victim and Putin has NOT been the strong man everyone is portraying him. So far he NEVER gained initiative and he always only REACTED to THREATS. He reacted very clever but at some point, there is no more place to move any further back.

The most peaceful man cannot live in peace, if his neighbour doesn't want that.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Spit coffee out my nose! Guess Putin dosn' appreciate mom jeans. Sometimes the truth hurts. lol There will be articles printed for years about what levers were pulled in which order that got this disgrace of a leader (Obama) in office. What a total perversion of our system.

prains's picture

<--Putin's nipples are his "shield of steel"

<--Obama's nipples are two of three

LMAOLORI's picture






No it means obama is the ass 

Ukraine crisis: Does Russia have a case?

Under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, the US, Russia, Ukraine and the UK agreed not to threaten or use force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine. They also pledged never to use economic coercion to subordinate Ukraine to their own interest.

nmewn's picture

You are correct.

I hate to keep banging on this but..."laws", treaties and consensual memorandums are only as good as the force that will back them up.

I up voted you by the way and "I hold in my hand a piece of paper, signed by..." ;-)

LMAOLORI's picture



With obama that can change by the hour (if you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance). Constitutional Scholar never heard anything so funny in all my life.

nmewn's picture

And we're supposed to get "up in arms" over two socialist oligarchs going at each other...lol.

Kabuki indeed ;-)

LMAOLORI's picture




What will upset me is if taxpayers end up paying for another War and we lose more lives...


Ukraine crisis is about Great Power oil, gas pipeline rivalry
Againstthelie's picture

The Nuland phonecall is the PROOVE that USrael has broken the treaty.

So Russia is not bound to it anyway. Nevertheless, the treaty between Ukraine and Russia allows Russia to place up to 25.000 soldiers at the Crimea. So do not talk nonsense. Russia is acting according to international laws, while the Peace Nobel laureate is commanding terrorist groups and has committed a coup against the souvereign Ukraine and it's legitimate government.


fonzannoon's picture

I'm sorry to go OT here but this is funny as shit.

In the afternoon, the silver-haired, bespectacled Nakamoto stepped outside, dressed in gray sport coat and green striped shirt, with a pen tucked in his shirt pocket. He was mobbed by reporters and told them he was looking for someone who understood Japanese to buy him a free lunch.

Newsweek estimates his wealth at $400 million.

“I’m not involved in Bitcoin. Wait a minute, I want my free lunch first. I’m going with this guy,” Nakamoto said, pointing at a reporter from AP.

“I’m not in Bitcoin, I don’t know anything about it,” the man said again while walking down the street with several cameras at his heels.


nmewn's picture

Banzai's got one up now and the original is on page two.

Sucks to have to work all day huh?

Me too ;-)

zionhead101's picture

No bitcoin post lasts for long here, yesterdays was wiped clean as soon as they lost the PRO debate,

Now Banzai's is already gone, and yes the one about satoshi found has been already pushed to the bottom of page two, ... in other words, .. "I would prefer we not talk about BITCOIN, it hurts to much to bring it up".

Funny when they PUMPED the BITCH it was endless, but now the "We told you so" has started, they'll have none of that shit :(


NoDebt's picture

And who's he ("Satoshi") work for now?  I'll give you three guesses and your first two don't count.

zionhead101's picture

He's retired on an NSA pension with a CASH Valued ANNUITY of $10 MILLION USD for life.

Under NSA/CIA/US-MIL contract if he talks, he loses that PENSION.

What else you want to know?


I remember the first contract I signed some 40 years ago it said "Should I release any information given to me to a foriegn power, I would spend the rest of my life in a small box", The contract was QUITE long, but that sentence always stuck in my head.

Pretty chilling shit,...

Good MONEY, and threat of hell over you ...

Carrot and Stick don't get any better in the SPOOK world, that's why I would surprise that ANYBODY that does talk, is doing so for MONEY, e.g. he's talking for disinformation purposes.


NoDebt's picture

See, Francis, that's why I like you.  You're fucking sharp.  That's exactly the right answer.  He's a goddamned government spook and probably was when he invented BitCoin.

zionhead101's picture

I remember once an ex-navy seal sold/gave one of the under-water demolotion training books to Paladin Press for print, .. the entire Seal Team had him taken out.

It's not just one man that gets fucked in these situations your entire team is at risk if one man releases "TOP SECRET" shit.


LMAOLORI's picture



You will want to read this


Did Newsweek Just Validate Bitcoin Conspiracy Theory?



Here is one piece of the Newsweek story that does fit into one of the more popular conspiracy theories: That Bitcoin was actually created by the NSA, or some other U.S. intelligence agency.

NoWayJose's picture

Maybe Putin is popular because he doesn't go around invading 'other' countries...

BlackChicken's picture

He can also speak well without a tele-prompter.

Our leader has sunk to new lows in public approval; perhaps it is due to him not being even remotely qualified to lead outside of the "community" level.

walküre's picture

Everything we thought we knew about O. is probably bullshit. He's a fraud.

Putin is ex KGB and well trained, well spoken. It shows.

Doesn't mean he is a good leader. He is not Jason Bourne even when that's the vision some people have.

BlackChicken's picture

I agree completely, the man is a fraud. He spent millions making sure we don't know anything about his past.