That’s what I counselled people hoping for (or fearing) that a color revolution was imminent a few months ago: Look at the numbers.
Well, since then, they have if anything plummeted further.
14% approval vs. 62% disapproval. Down from half a year ago.
Furthermore, while young people are relatively more pro-Navalny (this is not surprising: to those who follow my Russia blogging, I have been pointing out that Russian youth lean more liberal and more nationalist relative to the mainstream for several years now), there’s still nothing to write home about so far as absolute numbers are concerned.
Just 24% approval vs. 59% disapproval amongst the 18-24 year olds who constitute the spearhead of any color revolution.
In the Russian electoral context, it is all one big nothingburger.