There is something important that “the worsening of ratings shows: ordinary people are today ready to tell the bosses that they are dissatisfied. In general, they still spare Putin at least comparatively. They spare United Russia significantly less. And they space the others from the prime minister and government to the Duma almost not at all.”
“Is it interesting to find out about this?” the Rosbalt commentator asks rhetorically. “Yes. Do the ratings explain what is going on? No. They only provide certain indications. One can use them,” he says, and as far as he is concerned, one needs to. But it is only a tiny part of the story, the first step perhaps in a long march of understanding.