Russians consider Belarus most stable and successful CIS member state
The poll carried out by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center revealed that the Russians consider Belarus the most stable and successfully developing country of the Commonwealth of Independent States, BelTA has learnt.
According to the poll, 51% of the Russians believe that Belarus is a stable and successfully developing country, Kazakhstan is second (40%), Azerbaijan is third (11%). The remaining CIS member states did not score more than 9%, Tajikistan and Georgia being in the bottom of the list with 3% and 1% respectively.
In terms of trust in political leaders, the Russians placed Belarus first; 44% of the Russians trust Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko. He is followed by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (35%). Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev is placed third (7%).