The head of “Levada-center” Lev Gudkov has sharply reacted to the words of the press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Russia Natalia Timakova that a survey on the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev is a “political order”. The Director of research organization demanded an apology.
“I saw these comments. The best way to apologize to us for the false statement that it was “a political order”, – quotes the Petersburg Agency “Fontanka” the words of Lev Gudkov.
He stressed that this study was conducted in initiative order and at the expense of own means of the organization. “No, we didn’t order this,” said Gudkov.
The head of “Levada-Center” also expressed the view that such a response is unwise, adding that “this position is characteristic for the whole of the current leadership”.
“This is not a sign of serious political leadership. Less demagoguery, more serious analysis,” said Lev Gudkov, adding that this is due to the fact that the government feels insecure in its legitimacy and its right to power.
“Indeed, fears of proliferation or growth disturbances in the society. Therefore, such excessive use of force against people who peacefully marching,” – said the sociologist.
We will remind that earlier the representative of Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on the findings of the survey “Levada-center”, according to which 45% of respondents support the resignation of the Prime Minister, said that the polls conducted for political order, no special meaning is attached.