Putin's Popularity Rooted in Nationalism

November 01, 2014 08:35 PM
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Russia's economy was struggling even before it was hit with western sanctions for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Despite the downward trend, President Vladimir Putin's popularity has reached an all-time high on a wave of nationalistic fervor. But, as VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, analysts say the high numbers are set to drop.