Most Russians believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for corruption in the country: 67% of the respondents consider the head of the state personally responsible for it.
It follows from the results of the poll of Levada Center, published on March 28th by Vedomosti.
42% of the respondents said that Putin is responsible for corruption “to a large extent”, 25% said he was “fully responsible”. 89% of Russians consider corruption unacceptable to the authorities, but 20% believe “social” bribes are acceptable. Most often Russians have to use bribes to get a driver’s license, to settle a violation of traffic laws, and in hospitals.
32% of respondents believe that corruption “completely infected the authorities.” This figure increased by 7% compared with 2016. Another 47% said that the government is “largely” affected by corruption.