Generation Putin – level 3

12-03-2024 15:00

Young Russians reflect on Putin’s 24 years in power.

Zaurbek, 27, views President Vladimir Putin as the key to Russia’s stability, while Egor, 18, criticizes the country’s leadership. Despite their differing opinions, both have never experienced a time when Putin wasn’t in power. Dubbed ‘Generation Putin’, young Russians like them reflect on Putin’s 24-year reign. Putin maintains high approval ratings, though youth are more critical of the country’s direction. Despite political tensions, many still support Putin, valuing stability and progress. Others, like Egor, challenge authority, advocating for change despite risks. These perspectives reveal the complexities of Russia’s political landscape under Putin’s long-standing rule.

Difficult words: rating (a valuation or rank on a scale), complexity (the state of being intricate or complicated).

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What are some of the reasons behind the differing opinions of young Russians towards Putin's 24-year rule, and how do these perspectives reflect the current political landscape in Russia?


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