Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of the United States of America Barack Obama (RIA Novosti/Michael Klimentyev) / RIA Novosti
Moscow Times: Number of Russians Viewing U.S. as Threat Hits 10-Year Low – Poll
The number of Russians who view the United States as a threat to other countries has hit its lowest level in a decade, a survey by the independent Levada Center found Tuesday.
Sixty-nine percent of 1,600 respondents labelled the United States as a threat, down from 77 in February 2015.
Relations between the United States and Moscow deteriorated in 2014 following the annexation of Crimea and the resulting economic sanctions against Russia by Western nations.
Levada Center sociologist Natalya Zorkaya told The Moscow Times that anti-American feeling had calmed since the height of the Ukraine Crisis, with Washington and the Kremlin now cooperating more closely over the conflict in Syria.
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WNU Editor: If given the opportunity .... most of these Russians would immigrate to the U.S. for a better life. This is a soft 69% .... at least for now.