Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity rating remains very high, with his work currently approved of by 69% and disapproved by 21% of Russians (these figures were 68% and 23% respectively in December). Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov's rating also grew slightly, with his work approved of by 45% of the population against 43% two months ago (37% and 35%, respectively). As for the Russian government's rating, it has on the whole declined from 38% last year to 34% this year. Two months ago, 48% of the poll respondents disapproved of what the government was doing; that figure now stands at 50%. Putin's trust rating is also the highest. In response to a request to name five of six of Russia's most trustworthy politicians, his name was given by 40% of those interviewed (41% back in December), Interfax reports. These comparative results came from two polls surveys of 1,600 Russians apiece by the All-Russia Center for Public Opinion Study on February 26 this year and at the end of last year.
The combat version of the Russian robotic vehicle Marker will be able to automatically detect and destroy enemy equipment