MINSK, 22 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is the most popular foreign leader among Russians, Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) Valery Fyodorov told the Izvestia newspaper, BelTA has learned.
According to him, the top spot in the ranking was previously shared by the Belarusian leader and former president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. “Nursultan Nazarbayev is out of the spotlight now. However Aleksandr Lukashenko is still in the limelight,” Valery Fyodorov said.
He told the newspaper that Russians perceive the Belarusian president as a great manager who maintains order in the country.