The Russians named the main politicians and those who would be called for the New Year

VTsIOM: Russians considered the politicians of the year Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Mishustin and Sergei Lavrov The main event of the year was the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, they also consider the rise in prices and mass vaccinations to be important. Sociologists also found out with whom of the politicians Russians would like to celebrate the New Year

Vladimir Putin

Russians consider the coronavirus pandemic and the rise in prices to be the main events of the past year, the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) found out … Such answers were given by 39% and 37% of respondents, respectively.

When asking this question, sociologists asked the respondents to choose from the offered answers or to name an alternative. The third place was taken by the mass vaccination against COVID-19, 35% of respondents chose this answer.

Politician of the Year for Russians, there is still Russian President Vladimir Putin & mdash; his name was mentioned by 38% of the respondents. Last year, Putin also led the way on this issue & mdash; c38%. In 2019, this answer was more popular than & mdash; 46% of respondents named him the politician of the year in Russia. Like last year, Mikhail Mishustin and Sergei Lavrov followed, with 17% each. Compared to last year, Mishustin's popularity remained at the same level, but Lavrov's name was mentioned more often: in 2020, only 9% of respondents gave such an answer.

The top five politicians also included Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (8%) and opposition leader Alexei Navalny (5%), who is serving a sentence in the Yves Rocher case. in correctional colony No. 2 in the Vladimir region after replacing the suspended sentence with a real one. Last year, Navalny did not enter the top 5 politicians of the year, taking only sixth place.

Sociologists also asked Russians a question about which of the politicians they would like to invite to the festive table for the New Year.

Vladimir Putin is in the lead by a large margin in answers to this question, this answer was given by every fifth Russian (21%). Another 9% of respondents would like to see Vladimir Zhirinovsky at the festive table. 5% of Russians would not refuse to celebrate the holiday with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, as much as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

An equal percentage of respondents would like to spend the New Year with Lavrov and Navalny & mdash; 3% each, respectively.

What was this year and what they expect from the next

Russians are optimistic about the future: more than half of the respondents (70%) believe that the year will be successful or good for them personally, 52% & mdash; for the country and 46% & mdash; for the world as a whole.

Half of Russians on New Year's Eve feel joy and expect a change for the better, 19% feel calm and confident. 16% of respondents told sociologists that they were tired, 14% – & mdash; that are in excitement. 9% of respondents are sad, they are disappointed & mdash; 7%.

At the same time, “ good '' or 'successful' 45% of respondents named this year for themselves and their families personally, and 53% believe that difficulties predominated in their lives or that the year was very difficult.

This is a higher 'score' than last New Year's Eve. Then two-thirds of Russians (66%) believed that the outgoing year was difficult for them and their families: 30% of respondents called it very bad, another 36% – & mdash; rather difficult. More likely, only 33% of respondents called the year a good or successful year for themselves and their families.

The best films and TV series

  • The best new films Russians consider the film Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve and 'Heaven' Igor Kopylov. 'Dune' & mdash; This is the first part of the film adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by the writer Frank Herbert, it is considered the film of the year by 2% of Russians. Sky talk about military pilots in Syria (also 2%). The Russians called the military-historical thriller T-34 the best films of 2020. and the comedy Serf.
  • The best TV series years, Russians consider the “ Trace '', “ Secrets of the investigation '' and Vertinsky. These series were named the best by 3% of Russians. The first two of them were in the lead both in 2020 and in 2019.

Media personalities and resources

  • Musicians of the Year & mdash; Alexander Gradsky (9%), Philip Kirkorov (5%), Denis Matsuev (3%). Leadership of Gradskiy & mdash; short story of this year, last year the Russians named Philip Kirkorov (6%) at 4% & mdash; Nikolai Baskov and Denis Matsuev.
  • Actors of the Year & mdash; Konstantin Khabensky (4%), Alexander Petrov (3%), Sergey Bezrukov (3%), actresses & mdash; Maria Shukshina (3%) and Yulia Peresild (2%).
  • The three journalists of the year have not changed since last year: they are Vladimir Soloviev (5%), Yury Dud (4% ), as well as Olga Skabeeva.
  • The most popular bloggers in 2021, according to Russian Internet users, were Yuri Dud (5%), Danya Milokhin (3%) and Mikhail Litvin (2%), and the most popular TV shows & mdash; “ Voice '' (5%), '60 minutes' (4%) and 'Field of Miracles' (3%).
  • Three Russian authors scored more than 2% of meaningful responses in the category writer of the year. These are Zakhar Prilepin, Viktor Pelevin, and also Alexander Pushkin. Pelevin and Pushkin were not included in the top 3 popular writers last year.

VTsIOM conducted a telephone survey in December, involving 1.6 thousand people over 18 years old. The maximum statistical error with a probability of 95% does not exceed 2.5%

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