Gorbachev explains that Russians support Putin ‘to insure themselves’ from events in the world
President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of Russians because they have a “natural desire to insure themselves” from the complex international situation, said first President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, in conversation with RIA Novosti while commenting on Putin’s decision to take part in the presidential elections.
“The situation is such that Russia has many problems, and a very complicated international [situation]. Hence, the people have a natural desire to insure themselves and not rush to make decisions,” he explained. According to Gorbachev, Putin is, at a present, “really, a leader who deservedly enjoys the support of the people.” …read more