In January 2017 the 'president' respond has gained maximum number of points since the research was carried out for the first time in 2001. The Armed Forces and the FSB have been also estimated by larger quantity of the Russians. According to respondents, President's Administration is fourth most important, the fifth one is government, while oligarchs, bankers and financiers are on the sixth place. They are followed by the Prosecutor's office, the Federation Council, mass media, judicial bodies, the State Duma, police, governors, directors of major enterprises and church. The least important role was given to political parties, establishment and trade unions.
According to experts, such results could be influenced by the fact that the President used to serve in the FSB, and latest anti-corruption campaigns have been initiated by special services.
Russia has deployed two armies and three units of Airborne Forces to its western borders as part of a verification check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said