Press release №1407
10.01.2012
TOP THREE PEOPLE OF THE YEAR 2011: PUTIN, ARSHAVIN AND BEZRUKOV

IN BRIEF

  • V.Putin remains to be the politician of the year
  • The sportsman of the year is Arshavin. The actor of the year is S.Bezrukov. The writers of the year are B.Akunin and D.Dontsova
  • Best movie is “Vysotskiy. Spasivo, shto zhivoy”

As before, Vladimir Putin has been rated the first among politicians, A.Arshavin – the first among sportsmen, and S.Bezrukov  - the first among actors.

MOSCOW, January 10, 2012. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the data devoted to the most popular people, television programs, serials and movies of the year 2011. The politician of the year 2011, as before, has become Vladimir Putin (38%), followed by Dmitry Medvedev on the second place (19%). They are followed by V.Zhirinovsky (8%), G.Zyuganov (7% versus 2% two years ago), S.Smirnov (5%) and a newcomer – M.Prokhorov (5%). Least popular politicians are G.Yavlinsky, A.Kudrin i S.Sobyanin (1% for each).

A.Arshavin has become the best sportsman for the fourth time, despite a slight decline (from 11 to 5%). The second position is held by a newcomer F.Emelianenko (4%), O.Zaitseva and N.Valuev (4% for each). They are followed by E.Plyushenko, A.Povetkin (2%), A.Kabaeva, E.Isinbaeva, Klichko brothers, V.Lebedev, A.Ovechkin, A.Yagudin, I.Slutskaya (1% for each).

As before, the best actor is S.Bezrukov (9%). He is followed by M.Averin and E.Mironov  (4% for each), then E.Boyarskaya, M.Porechenkov, K.Khabenskiy (2%), M.Aleksandrova, F.Bondarchuk, L.Gurchenko, F.Dobronravov, L.Durov, D.Dyuzhev, M.Efremov, A.Kovalchuk, O.Menshikov, V.Mashkov, A.Mikhailov, N.Mikhalkov, E.Yakovleva, M.Basharov, I.Urgant, Ch.Khamatova, I.Okhlobistin (1% for each).

According to Russians, the most popular writers have been B.Akunin and D.Dontsova; they have been leaders of the recent two years (3% for each).  The second position is held by T.Ustinova (2%), A.Marinina, V.Pelevin, M.Veller, M.Zadornov (1% for each).

F.Kirkorov has become the best performer for the second time (11% versus 8% a year ago). Top three performers also involves N.Baskov and S.Mikhailov  (8% for each). They are followed by A.Pugacheva (4%), D.Bilan, E.Vaenga, G.Leps, D.Khovorostovskiy (3% for each). Valeriya, S.Rotaru, Yu.Shevchuk and I.Krutoy have 2% (each).  The least popular musical performers are N.Babkina, V.Brezhneva, N.Kadysheva, K.Kinchev, I.Kobzon, S.Lazarev, L.Leschenko, A.Makarevich, V.Meladze, A.Netrebko, K.Orbakaite, Nyusha, A.Rozenbaum, D.Matsev, V.Spivakov (1% for each).

For the third year in a row the TV talk show “Pust Govoryat” has become the best one (16%), followed by “Novosti” on the second place (7%). They are followed by “Davay pozhenimsya” and “Zhdi menya” (4% for each), “Pole chudes” (3%), “Vremya” , “Zhit zdorovo”, “ZhKKh”, “Comedy Club”, “NTVshniki”, “Pryamoy efir”, “Chelover i zakon” (2% for each), “ProjectorParisHilton”, “Chrezvychainoe proishestvie”, “Shto? Gde? Kogda?”, “Zdorovie”, “100 k 1”, “6 kadrov”, “Bitva ekstrasensov”, “Bolshaya raznitsa”, “Bolshie gonki”, “Govorim i pokazivaem”, “Dom – 2”,  KVN, “Kontrolnaya zakupka”, “Programma maksimum”, “Modniy  prigovor”, “Nasha Russia”, “O samom glavnom”, “Otkritaya studiya”, “Poslednee slovo”, “Svoya igra”, “Sreda obitaniya”, “Subbotniy vecher” (1% per each).

“Svaty” series are recognized to be the best TV series of the year (12%), followed by the leader of the previous year “Glukhar” on the second place – (8%). They are followed by “Interny”, “Univer” (4% for each), “Efrosinia”, “Obruchalnoe koltso” (2% for each), “Voroniny”, “Vse k luchshemu”, “Dikiy, “Zhizn i priklyucheniya Mishki Yaponchika”, “Zdravstvui, mama”, “Realnie patsany”, “Tayny sledstviya” (2% fore each). The least popular TV series are “Kamenskaya”, “Likvidatsiya”, “Morskie diavoly”, “Papiny dochki”, “Sled”, “Schastlivy vmeste”, “Utomlennye solntsem”, “Shaman” (1% for each). 

“Vysotskiy. Spasibo, shto zhivoy” has become the movie of the year (9%), followed by the leader of the previous year The Avatar– (3%) and “Utomlennye solntsem-2” on the second place (3%). The third position is held by “Elki” (2%), followed by “Admiral”, “Albanets”, “Boy s teniyu”, “Ironiya sudby”, “The Twilight”, “Tsitadel” and other movies (1% for each).

The initiative Russian opinion polls were conducted December 24-25, 2011. 1600 respondents were interviewed at 138 sampling points in 46 regions of Russia. The margin of error does not exceed 3.4 %.

In you opinion, who is politician of the year in Russia?  (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
  2008   2009   2010 2011
Putin 60 Putin 50 Putin 55 Putin 38
Medvedev 24 Medvedev 33 Medvedev 37 Medvedev 19
Zhirinovsky 4 Zhirinovsky 6 Zhirinovsky 5 Zhirinovsky 8
Zyuganov   2 Zyuganov 3 Sobyanin 4 Zyuganov 7
Lavrov 2 Shoigu 2 Zyuganov 2 Mironov 5
Other 11 Other 11 Shoigu 2 Prokhorov 5
Hard to tell 24 Hard to tell 24 Other 7 None 2
        Hard to tell 26 Other 4
            Hard to tell 35

In your opinion, who is the sportsman of the year in Russia? (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
  2007   2008   2009   2010 2011
Plyushenko 7 Arshavin 18 Arshavin 18 Arshavin 11 Arshavin 5
Yagudin 3 Isinbaeva 10 Isinbaeva 7 Plyushenko 5 Emelianenko 4
Pavlyuchenko 2 Plushenko 4 Akinfeev 3 Isinbaeva 3 Zaitseva 4
Sychev   2 Pavlyuchenko 3 Plyushenko 3 Ovechkin 3 Valuev 4
Sharapova 2 Tszyu 2 Yagudin 2 Kabaeva 2 Plyushenko 2
Arshavin 2 Sharapova 2 Turchinsky 2 Gamova 2 Povetkin 2
Slutskaya 2 Other 11 Valuev 2 Yagudin 2 Other 10
Other 15 Hard to tell 51 Fetisov 2 Kerzhakov 2 Hard to tell 66
Hard to tell 66     Other 22 Other 19
        Hard to tell 48 Hard to tell 57

In your opinion, who is the actor or actress of the year in Russia?  (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
2007 2008 2009   2010   2011
Abdulov 4 Khabenksy 14 Tikhonov 10 Bezrukov 4 Bezrukov 9
Zavorotnyuk 3 Bezrukov 3  Khabensky 7 Averin 4 Averin 4
Khabensky 3 Zavorotnyuk 3 Bezrukov 6 Boyarskaya 3 Mironov 4
Snatkina 3 Mikhalkov 3 Freindlikh 4 Poroshina 3 Boyarskaya 2
Bezrukov 3 Mironov 3 Basharov 3 Khabensky 2 Porechenkov 2
Galkin 3 Domogarov 2 Yankovsky 3 Boyko 2 Khabensky 2
Mashkov 3 Abdulov 2 Boyarskaya 2 Galkin 2 Other 18
Khamatova 2 Porechenkov 2 Mironov 2 Others 24 Hard to tell 54
Basharov 2 Snatkina 2 Snatkina 2 Hard to tell 49    
Porechenkov 2 Other 29 Turchinsky 2    
Other 27 Hard to tell 44 Khamatova 2    
Hard to tell 51 Other 29    
Hard to tell 41    

Who is the writer of the year in Russia, in your opinion?  (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
2008   2009   2010   2011
Solzhenitsin 7 Dontsova 5 Dontsova 7 Akunin 3
Dontsova 4 Akunin 2 Other 7 Dontsova 3
Pelevin 2 Other   10 Hard to tell 81 Ustinova 2
Ustinova 2 Hard to tell 80     Other 5
Akunin 2         Hard to tell 82
Other 15            
Hard to tell 75            

In your opinion, who is the musical performer of the year in Russia? (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
  2008   2009   2010 2011
Bilan 17 Baskov 8 Kirkorov 8 Kirkorov 11
Baskov 7  Bilan 7 Baskov 7 Baskov 8
Pugacheva 5 Pugacheva 7 Mikhailov 6 Mikhailov 8
Kirkorov 3 Krutoy 6 Krutoy 6 Pugacheva 4
Rotaru 3 Kirkorov 5 Rotaru 5 Bilan 3
Krutoy 2 Rotaru 4 Valeriya 4 Vaenga 3
Makarevich 2  Kobzon 3 Pugacheva 4 Leps 3
Kadysheva 2 Khvorostovsky 3 Meladze 3 Khvorostovsky 3
Kobzon 2 Rybak 2 Bilan 3 Valeriya 2
Nikolaev 2 Leps 2 Leps 3 Rotaru 2
Magomaev 2 Leschenko 2 Nikolaev 2 Shevchuk 2
Leschenko 2 Makarevich 2 Lyube 2 Krutoy 2
Valeriya 2 Valeriya 2 Kadysheva 2 Other 7
Other 13 Kadysheva 2 Hard to tell 37 Hard to tell 44
Hard to tell 39 Leontiev 2    
    Maksim 2    
    Other 28    
    Hard to tell 36    

                                                            

In your opinion, what is the TV program of the year in Russia? (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
  2008   2009   2010 2011
Vesti 8 Pust govoryat 8 Pust govoryat 12 Pust govoryat 16
Zvezdy na ldu/Lednikovy period 8 Vesti 7 Zhdi menya 7 Novosti 7
Zhdi menya 8 Zhdi menya 7 Vesti 5 Davay pozhenimsya 4
Pust govoryat 6 Vremya 5 Novosti (Pervy kanal) 5 Zhdi menya 4
Novosti (Pervy kanal) 5 Lednikovy period 5 Davay pozhenimsya 5 Pole chudes 3
Comedy Club 5 Novosti (Pervy kanal) 5 Pole chudes 3 Vremya 2
Pole chudes 3 Pole chudes 4 Vremya 3 Zhit zdorovo 2
Malakhov + 3 Davay pozhenimsya 3 Shto? Gde? Kogda? 3 ZhKKh 2
K barieru 3 Comedy Club 3 Bolshaya raznitsa 3 Comedy 2
Minuta slavy 3 Malakhov + 3 ZhKKh 3 NTVshniki 2
Dom-2 2 Shto? Gde? Kogda? 3 Led i plamen 2 Pryamoi efir 2
KVN 2 Bitva ekstrasensov 2 Minuta slavy 2 Chelovek i zakon 2
Zvezdny led 2 Bolshaya raznitsa 2 ProjektorParisHilton 2 Other 32
Chelovek i zakon 2 Bolshie gonki 2 Bolshie Gonki 2 Hard to tell 34
Nasha Russia 2 Dom- 2 2 Chelovek i zakon 2
Shto? Gde? Kogda? 2 KVN 2 Zhit zdorovo 2
Other 20 Minuta slavy 2 Comedy Club 2
Hard to tell 22 Modny prigovor 2 Maksimum 2
    ProjektorParisHilton 2 Segodnya 2
    Svoya Igra 2 Bitva Ekstrasensov 2
    Sports broadcasting 2 Dom - 2 2
    Chelovek i zakon 2 Modny Prigovor 2
    Other 37 Chas suda 2
    Hard to tell 22 Chrezvychainye proishestviya 2
        KVN 2
        Hard to tell 23

In your opinion, what are the TV series of the year in Russia? (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)
  2008   2009   2010 2011
Graf Monte Kristo 11 Karmelita 13 Glukhar 9 Svaty 12
Zhenschina bez proshlogo 5 Odnazhdy budet lyubov 4 Svaty 6 Glukhar 8
Schastlivy vmeste 4 Papiny dochki 4 Pobeg 5 Interny 4
Tatianin den 3 Univer 3 Univer 5 Univer 4
Glukhar 3 Volf Messing 3 Vsegda govori vsegda 5 Efrosinia 3
Ulitsy razbitikh fonarei 2 Margosha 3 Obruchalnoe koltso 5 Obruchalnoe koltso 3
Soldaty 2 Obruchalnoe koltso 3 Interny 4 Voroniny 2
Other 29 Svaty 3 Efrosinia 4 Vse k luchshemu 2
Hard to tell 43 Sled 3 Otechestvennie serialy 3 Dikiy 2
    Likvidatsiya 2 Liteiniy 2 Zhizn i priklyucheniya Mishki Yaponchika 2
    Khozyaika  taigi 2 Papiny dochki 2 Zdravstvui, mama 2
    Admiral 2 Sled 2 Realnie patsany 2
    Menty/Ulitsy razbitikh fonarey 2 Voroniny 2 Tayny sledstviya 2
    Soldaty 2 Margosha 2 Other 15
    Schastlivy vmeste 2 Institut blagorodnikh devits 2 Hard to tell 48
    Tayny sledstviya 2 Other 1
    Other 23 Hard to tell 40
    Hard to tell 42    

What is the movie (Russian or foreign) of the year?  (open-ended question, up to three answers, shown are answers by at least 2% of respondents)  
  2008   2009   2010 2011
Admiral 15 Admiral 7 Avatar 8 Vysotskiy. Spasibo, sho zhivoy 9
Dvenadtsat 7 2012 6 Russian movies 6 Avatar 3
Ironia sudby. Prodolzhenie 2 Taras Bulba 5 Foreign movies 5 Utomlennye solntsem   3
Ostrov 2 Avatar 3 Admiral 2 Elki 2
Other 17 Tsar 3 Brestskaya krepost 2 Other 7
Hard to tell 53 Kanikuly strogogo rezhima 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 Hard to tell 63
    Semnadtsat mgnovniy vesny 2 Other 1
    Sumerki (Twilight) 2 Hard to tell 57
    Other 12    
    Hard to tell 55    

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