In this podcast, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova discusses the puzzle of Putin's durable popularity and whether this stems from a unique sense of collective identity in Russia.
"What explains Putin's phenomenal popularity? I refer to it as Putin's magic in Russia because he's been there now for eighteen years. Faith in him seems to be almost increasing, as the leader of the country. What are the reasons for it? I found my answer in social psychology, in social identity theory." [...]
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