Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took the first place in the *CIS leaders’ approval rating in Russia.
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Alexander Lukashenko’s approval rating is 62%, which is followed by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev with 56% of votes.
Belarus and Kazakhstan hold the strongest support of Russians, according to the survey of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VtsIOM).
As many as 60% of Russians believe that Belarus is the most stable and successful country of the commonwealth. Then goes Kazakhstan with 41%.
Meanhwile, 64% of Russians consider Belarus as their country’s closest partner in the international arena. Kazakhstan takes second place with 57%.
As many as 66% of respondents believe that the rights of Russian-speaking citizens are best secured in Belarus.
In 2010 Belarus’ rating was 27%, Kazakhstan came second with 38%.
As many as 1,200 people took part in the poll conducted by VtsIOM on 17-18 November.
The rating included 11 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Tajikistan.
*CIS or the Commonwealth of Independent States is a confederation of 9 states and 2 associate members formed during the dissolution of the USSR.
Georgia withdrew its membership in 2008, while the Baltic states chose not to participate at all.