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Chinese President XI Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin became the most popular leaders in the world. This is stated in the rating based on the results of the study of the Italian Institute Milton Friedman (Istituto Milton Friedman).
As the organization notes, the Russian leader, located on the second line, enjoys very high levels of support among citizens of the country. States that it helps him to focus on foreign policy to strengthen Russia’s position in the international arena.
“First place is firmly in the hands of XI Jinping,” — noted in the study. Chinese leader enjoys the biggest support among the population of their own country, and is well-known around the world. Also noted the growing cultural and economic influence of China.
The top five also included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald trump and the French leader Emmanuel macron.
In may Chinese President and the Russian President also took first and second place in the list of most influential people in the world according to Forbes. Journal third place has put the us President Donald trump.
In August, Putin became the most powerful Russian in the Russian version of Forbes.
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