"The index has updated the previous record in June 2015 (it was 89.1% on the average per month). Such a high level of approval of Putin's work is connected mainly with the events in Syria, Russian air strikes on terrorists' positions (26% of respondents highlighted them as the events of the past week)," the report says.

The poll was conducted on October 17-18. A total of 1,600 people aged from 18 were questioned in 46 regions of Russia.