Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's performance is approved by 82 percent of Russian citizens, an opinion poll for the month of April released on Wednesday said.

According to the survey conducted by the non-governmental Russian research company Levada-Center, 82 percent of those interviewed said that they generally approve the work of Putin. The indicator remained the same since the start of the year.

Another 56 percent named him as the public figure they trust the most, followed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Exactly half of the respondents voiced the opinion that Russia was moving in the "right direction," while 32 percent disagreed and 19 percent were undecided.

The Levada survey was conducted through personal interviews with 1,600 people in 137 towns and cities across 48 Russian regions in April 22-25. The poll's margin of error does not exceed a 3.4 percent limit.