Poll: Russians Trust Most Russian Army, Putin and FSB, and distrust…

Can you imagine what this poll would look like in your country?

The latest comprehensive poll revealed very interesting findings as to who and what organizations Russians trust and distrust most.

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1. The Russian Army (Russian: BKC) – approval rating 90%

It is clear why, especially in view of Russia’s brilliant operation and a sweeping victory in Syria.

For details listen to my latest interview discussing Russia’s Syria victory: URGENT NEW INTERVIEW! A New Tsar Arrived: How Putin is Squeezing US out of NEW Middle East

Since he first came to power in 2000, Putin, understanding that this is one of the two first priorities if Russia is to survive and rebuild as The Great Balancer, invested a lot of energy into rebuilding the Russian Army, Navy & Fleet, torn to pieces by Gorbachev & Yeltsin.

Credit also goes to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who turned it around, based on the foundation built by others. Shoigu is so effective that the going joke in Russia is that he should be cloned to replace other ministers.

‘Russian Army’ or the ‘Russian Armed Forces,’ are the old names. It is presently officially referred to as:

Russian: BKC — spelled out as Voenno-Kosmicheskie Sili; Eng: Army & Space Forces.

Russia as the Great Balancer & great power cannot exist without exceptionally strong BKC.

Listen to Lada Ray TimeMonkRadio Interview: The Putin Enigma and The Coming Western Perestroika


2. Vladimir Putin – approval rating 82%

Ever since he came to power in 2000, Putin never had a rating below 50% and for the last several years it was always above 80%, jumping to over 90% in 2014 and after Crimea reunified with Russia.

Despite constant character defamation and personal attacks, as well as insidious 4D hybrid wars and relentless attempts to compromise Putin’s support groups, the population’s support for Putin never dwindled. After it was understood that Russians could not be influenced through direct attacks on their leader and through trying to provoke him to react rashly and without considering consequences, a switch was made to trying to harm what Russians consider dear to their hearts, such as the Russian sport, Russian flag and anthem. MY QUESTIONNAIRE ~ share your opinion on Russia ban from 2018 S. Korea Winter Olympics! 

Putin’s 82% trust rating is very good news before March 2018 elections. Make no mistake, attacks will continue and intensify before elections — I’ll have my analysis article on the Olympics ban / Russian Elections / Putin some time next week. We’ll also have a big interview in time for the Russian Elections next year.

I have made extensive predictions about what Putin will do, and what his focus will be in the next 6 years, once elected. And if you think you know, you may be surprised!

For predictions and for the whole Putin story listen to EARTH SHIFT WEBINAR 6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA!

3. Russian MSM — approval rating 64%

This was a surprise for many. You all know how much the Western MSM is distrusted.

This is also interesting since the USSR’s government media was rather distrusted during the years I grew up – 1970s-80s – and many young people, such as myself, rebelled against it. Only later we all realized that it was propaganda, yes, but a lot more honest than what the West has always spewed. We realized that what the USSR news told us about the West was largely and usually true.

Central Russian MSM, such as VGTRK (holding company for Channel1 Russia), as well as RT, are rather well trusted. Many of you know RT, and now you know why there is trust — they report the truth.

Note, this trust is assigned specifically to the State-owned media outlets, and NOT to privately-owned media!

VGTRK, by far the biggest Russian media holding, has already announced that they will not broadcast 2018 Winter Olympics without Russian team’s participation. I will talk more about the implications next week.

4. Russians at large trust FSB (former KGB).

We must go back to the point I made above. Russians have learned their lesson since the breakup of the USSR. They now get it how important FSB is for Russia’s defenses. The personal reputation and trust of Putin, ex-KGB officer, also plays a role.

This may have been a surprise for many. Not for me. I’ve been following the progress of this organization for a long time. There had been some criticisms and even minor scandals. I’ve said this before: it almost seems that some of these criticisms and scandals are artificially blown out of proportion in order to make FSB seem less effective than it actually is.

Why? We are talking Russia’s ultimate defense against terrorism, spies and saboteurs. This activity was always relentless against Russia The Great Balancer, in any manifestation, even when Russia was totally dysfunctional in the ’90s. Back then such forces simply dictated their rules to the country.

Ever since 2014, terrorism and anti-Russian spying and sabotage activities intensified 10-fold. This happened in connection with the Kiev junta coup, Crimea, and of course, Russia’s Syrian success. Moreover, all this is multiplied by the fact that we are in the new era of an especially devious 4D hybrid war.

Hence, FSB has to be especially devious in return. One of the tactics that worked well was to make adversary underestimate you, which makes them relax and act bolder, thus making it easier to reveal the perpetrator.

In reality, FSB has been unbelievably efficient and effective in countering various threats. In the past 3-4 years I heard almost weekly, sometimes daily, of such and such terror group or spies apprehended in various parts of Russia. The majority of terror groups were temporary workers from post-Soviet Central Asia (and they were a part of Islamist jihad/ISIL). Many terror groups, especially in Crimea, as well as a great deal of spies, were from Ukraine.

Exact numbers are unknown, but in my estimates, FSB managed to prevent over 100 terror acts since 2014. Russia is more secure than it has been for a long time.

5. Russian government-made or -built objects and state projects 

In Russia, anything that is government-built and or state-owned is much more trusted than private-made or private-owned.

I’ve heard from a large number of people who moved to Russia from Kiev, Lvov, Dnepropetrovsk and elsewhere in Ukraine after 2014. Based on the old Soviet stereotypes, and based on propaganda, Ukrainians still think that in Russia there is as much mayhem, stealing and lawlessness as there is in Ukraine, just ‘better disguised by Putin.’ They think so until they cross the border… They are always extremely shocked as to how efficient and organized everything is in Russia compared to Ukraine (and I daresay compared to many other countries, as well).

It is interesting to note that in some ways Russia took the good example of Singapore, drawing on its experience on how to organize and manage the country in the 21 century. Singapore’s organization is much respected in Russia. There is still much work to be done, but progress is amazing, especially compared to the ’90s.

And that gives us a hint as to why Putin really is so popular and why Russians trust the government at large. Perhaps they have just been doing a good job?

Example: a young family from Kiev looking for a good apartment to settle down in Kazan’ with their 2 young children was shocked to find that all locals recommend state-built and operated apartment complexes, as opposed to those built by private companies. In Ukraine it’s just the opposite, they say. People trust private-built and distrust anything having to do with state, considering it low quality. State in Ukraine = thievery.

Ukrainians are so used to bribery and tax evasion that they are very shocked to find that in Russia you need to abide by law and do things by the book. Once you do, the state leaves you alone and you have much personal freedom.

When Crimea re-joined Russia it was a shock for many Crimeans used to tax avoidance in Ukraine, that in Russia you actually have to pay taxes to be in good standing. Incidentally, Russia’s income tax continues being one of the lowest in the world, at a flat rate of 13%, but those who avoid it get punished.

Certainly, the level of life-enjoyment and happiness in Russia is very high, and that’s despite sanctions and a hit Russians’ incomes took because of that, despite Olympics scandal and constant 4D hybrid attacks against Russia. I can tell you Russians are much happier and life there is much more agreeable than, say, in the US.

Meanwhile, Ukraine, which did very well during the USSR, was recently rated as the most unhappy country in Europe and one of the 3 most unhappy in the world. Ukraine is stuck in the worst version of the destructive ’90s, and plunging deeper to self-destruction due to choosing the wrong path.

At the same time Russia has made a huge leap forward since the near destruction of the ’90s. We discuss all that, why and who must be credited in EARTH SHIFT WEBINAR 6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA.


1. Police. Despite much effort and no spared expense to re-invent its image and looks, the police is still not very trusted in Russian society, although overall the trust rating has improved compared to the absolute distrust there was several years ago. The all-out fight against corruption and some among police going to jail has helped.

2. Russia’s various political parties.

To find out more about Russian political system listen to Earth Shift Report 11: THE IMPORTANCE OF 2016 RUSSIAN ELECTIONS.

3. Some of the Russian ministers, particularly those who are responsible for the economic policies — the so-called ‘economic block of the government.’ This applies also to Russia’s Central Bank, still dependent on the FED and Western banking system.

This is a universally important topic. We discussed the future of the Western and global monetary system, plus the FED, in ESW3: THE FUTURE OF MONEY.

We discussed Russian Central bank and the ruble situation, why universally disliked ministers are still working in Russia, and when this situation will change, in ESW6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA.

4. Private business, especially big private companies and ex-oligarchs.


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Posted on December 10, 2017, in Ask Lada, Books, EARTH SHIFT, Geopolitical Trends, Global Relocation & Exploration, Russia, Ukraine and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hi Lada, I just read a report on Sputnik news that South Korea is wanting Putin to come to the winter Olympics and is trying to get the ban on the Russian team lifted. Reason being they ar of the opinion that Putin has a lot of influence over North Korea, whilst Trump is not likely to go and the US team might not be allowed to go due to security concerns. The tide is slowly turning.
    I did notice that videos are popping up on youtube of a raid carried out by US marines on CIA headquarters not long back and that there are going to be a lot of indictments coming up in the near future. Unfortunately I have no way of knowing what is true and what isn’t. These vids confirm what was said in Kauilapele’s Blog the address of which appeared in one of your mails and concerned a report by a Ben Fulford concerning the raid. So in effect I’m trying to work out which way is up. So many conflicting stories now!!

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    • Robert, Thanks for the information regarding South Korea’s potential involvement on the Russian Olympics ban. It hadn’t previously occurred to me that, of course, the history & current saber rattling regarding North Korea would be a factor.The problem with crying bullies upset about losing to Russia in Syria is they lash out without thinking through the unintended consequences. What the deep state/globalists are doing is weakening one of their erstwhile tools – the Olympics.

      I already posted a few days ago a 2015 IOC decision that enables so called transgender “women”, that is biological males who choose surgery & hormone therapy to bring testosterone down to “accepted levels” to enter women’s competitions. This resulted in a transgender “woman” winning an international Women’s weight lifting contest in March 2017. Clearly there is an agenda having nothing to do with sports, fairness, international peace or competition behind the IOC decision that testosterone is not a disqualifying drug if one was born biological male. The photos of the winner, looking quite male & standing head and shoulders above the biological women losers is telling. S/he now has the distinction of having won both male & female weight lifting contests. Why would anyone want that kind of “win”?

      And now a few months later we have the IOC excluding an entire country from the 2018 Winter Olympics allegedly over “drugs”. But here’s the thing the globalists have simply not thought through that the country in question is Russia. I can remember watching the movie “Dr Zhivago” the summer of 1965 & leaving the theater feeling quite cold. What kind of winter sports “competition” is it when one of the chief internationally lauded competitors is arbitrarily excluded? Who wants to watch that kind of Olympics game on TV? It sort of reminds me in reverse when tropical Jamaica caught the worlds attention by entering a bobsledding team in the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Canada.

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      • I remember the film Dr. Zhivago very well, as you say a it didn’t just look cold, never mind the hero getting press-ganged by the reds. Also watched “Cool Runnings” about the Jamaican bob-sleigh team and it was very enjoyable.
        There have been stories in UK newspapers about transgenders, about teachers losing their jobs for calling a boy a girl and vice versa when aforementioned pupil has decided to be the opposite to what they were born. It’s a very insidious and deliberate policy to confuse younger people and make them more easily controlled. I think a lot of people are getting very confused what with poisons in the air, water and food and the electro-magnetic radiation pollution. Nobody needs G5 technology, the wavelength matches human DNA and there is obviously a very sinister purpose behind this. I see you are on the NW coast and probably benefitting from the results of Fukashima, which was a deliberate disaster. When you think that people quite happily accept radio-therapy, done with gamma rays, and never stop to think that though the radiation is destroying a tumour, what does it do to healthy flesh?
        The world is a mess but going by all the vast amount of crazy occurrences each day I assume that the earthshift is gathering momentum. I imagine it’s just as bad your way or even worse. Best wishes to you!! 😀

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  2. President Putin setting the story straight… Olympics becoming political sham!


  3. Right on topic today!

    ISIS-linked bomb plot targeting Russian 2018 presidential election foiled – FSB

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