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    June 5, 2017

    Poll: Russians name their friends and foes

    June 5, 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    Vesti - translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

    Sociologists have found out which countries Russians consider to be hostile to the Russian Federation, and which are considered to be friends. 

    69% of respondents stated that the US is hostile to Russia (in 2015, this opinion was held by 73%), 50% ranked Ukraine as the enemy, 24% - Germany. Also 24% was given to Latvia, 21% to Lithuania - Poland 16% - Estonia 15% - UK 9% - Georgia 8%. France and Turkey were considered hostile by 8% of the respondents (six months ago, this was thought by 29%).

    As for friends, Russian respondents ranked Belarus (46%), China (39%), Kazakhstan (34%), Syria (15%), India (14%), Armenia (12%), Cuba (11%), Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan (9%)

    Every fifth respondent (21%) believes that in recent years relations between Russia and the United States are changing for the better.The opposite opinion is shared by 17% of respondents, and more than half (54%) see no change, according to the Levada-Center poll.

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