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Most Russians Want Medvedev's Government to Resign, Poll Shows

  • Rising prices, falling incomes fuel discontent with government
  • Anger at Putin limited by lack of alternative, researcher says

More than half of Russians want Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government to resign amid discontent over declining living standards, according to a survey by the independent Levada Center.

Some 53 percent support the removal of the government, the first time a majority has backed dismissal, the poll published Monday on Levada’s website showed.