Russia's confidence in its President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, dropping more than 33 percent, according to a recent 19459003 public opinion survey in Russia.
Confidence in Putin's government fell 33.4 percent last week. Given weak economic growth, a decline in disposable income and a very unpopular increase in the retirement age.
The level of confidence in July 2015 was 71 percent after Russia annexed Crimea to Ukraine.
Another survey conducted by Moscow-based independent pollster Levada Center in December 2018 showed that 53 percent of respondents did not endorse the Russian government.
However, Putin has total admissions rate of around 63 percent, declined by 89 percent in June 201
"We know that the Kremlin takes these numbers very seriously, so we should pay attention to them," said Ben Noble, a Russian political lecturer at University College London, to Al Jazeera.
When Putin came to power in the midst of economic turmoil in 1998, he promised Russians betting living conditions and decent wages in exchange for freedom of expression – the Social Contract.
Mathieu Boulegue, research fellow from Russia and Eurasia at the Chatham House of the Think Tank, said: "The Russian system can no longer fulfill the social contract implicitly offered to the population when Putin came to power came "
We know that the Kremlin takes these numbers incredibly seriously, so we should pay attention to them.
Ben Noble, Russia expert
"Putin promised to make Russia great again [following the crisis]," said Boulegue. "To rise from the ashes of the Soviet Union and become a great power again by expressing Russia's concern on a Russian-model international basis."
But the country's involvement in the ongoing war in Syria and the smoldering conflict in Ukraine has caused enormous cost of living for the people.
Since 2014, disposable income has declined and is expected to fall further this year, according to the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Up 1.7 Percent According to a Reuters survey Russia's gross domestic product is expected to grow by 1.4 per cent in 2019.
Russia's foreign policy is associated with enormous political costs. Nearly five years of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union following the Moscow Crimean annexation have increasingly put pressure on large companies.
Hope that sanctions will be lifted this year has been resolved since Russia confiscated three Ukrainian ships from Crimea last November.
The European Union has extended its sanctions on Russia's defense, energy and banking sectors until mid-2019. In the US there is currently a discussion about the imposition of further sanctions.
According to Noble, while many Russians once linked problems with politicians around Putin, people are now beginning to link Putin with Putin for opposing this policy.
Boulegue added that the government would provide "small victories" and strengthen them nationwide to show people that things are changing.
"There will be small successes abroad, with persistent rhetoric against the war between the West and China, which is the only thing that Russia can offer because it can not provide any comprehensive changes or reforms there can be no system change, "said Boulegue.