Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating falls to lowest level in over two decades amid coronavirus pandemic.

  • Putin’s approval rating fell to a historic low 59% in April, down from 63% in the previous month.
  • The poll was carried out by the Levada Center in Russia and surveyed 1,608 Russians between April 24-27.
  • For the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, Russia reported more than 10,000 new cases of the virus (10,559 cases to be precise) from the previous day, bringing the total number of cases to 165,929.
  • Russia’s coronavirus crisis response center reported 86 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,537.