Crisis and Society: political risks in 2016

January 14, 2016 – A VCIOM expert discussion titled “Russian in crisis: political risks in 2016” was held in the framework of the Seventh Gaidar Forum. The discussion excited...

The 2016 State Duma elections

December 23 – Valery Fedorov took part in the work of the Second practical conference of professional election campaign organizers named “The 2016 State Duma elections: starting...

First sociological readings in the memory of V.A. Yadov

December 15 – Valery Fedorov addressed the conference named “First sociological readings in the memory of V.A. Yadov” organized by the St. Petersburg Sociological Institute of the...

Developing strategic partnership between Russia and China

December 14 – VCIOM in cooperation with the “Platform” Social Design Centre conducted a press conference in the format of a Moscow - Beijing call-in show. The event was devoted to...

Why is Putin so popular among Russians?


RD Interview: Valery Fedorov, director of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM), discusses the interconnection between foreign policymaking, media and society in Russia, the new historic high of Putin’s approval rating, and the cyclical nature of U.S.-Russia relations.

Just Say 'Nyet:' Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia


Perhaps the most controversial move by the Russian government in its campaign against foreign goods has been its decision early this summer to strictly enforce its ban on foreign foods.

Making Russia's 'Back to School' More Inclusive (Op-Ed)


Millions of children across Russia experience the excitement this week of going back to school: reuniting with friends, tackling new subjects, and expanding their knowledge and skills. But for Russia's more than 540,000 children with disabilities, back to school week may mean very little.

U.S. Is Immoral and Racist, Russians Say in Poll


Russians believe the United States is an immoral and unequal country where people are not warm to each other or are openly racist, a survey by the state-owned Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) reported on Monday.

Russia masks unemployment with Soviet-era tactics


The former USSR has one of the lowest rates of productivity in Europe, salaries are plunging and spending power grows weaker by the day - yet unemployment rates remain half those of the euro area

Quarter of Russians allege rise in emigration


Two-thirds of Russians (65 percent) deem emigration to be an important problem in the country, and 29 percent argue the opposite, the Russian Public Opinion Study Center (VTsIOM) has said.

Majority of Russians place feelings of believers above freedom of speech and expression – poll


Majority of Russians believe disrespect to religious feelings is inacceptable and place them above freedom of expression, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) reports Thursday.

July, 2016
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Social optimism
  • Financial state
  • Economic situation in the country
  • Political situation
  • General vector of development

Electoral rating of political parties

Confidence in political leaders

Ratings of state institutions

Ratings of social institution

Electoral rating of political leaders