green = positive,
red = negative
Russian approval of the EU
Russian approval of China
TR1 and the Bolotnaya Square crowd definately have their work cut out
Overall, 83 percent of respondents surveyed by independent pollster Levada said they would "rather not" and "absolutely not" emigrate from Russia, while only 12 percent said they would want to leave the country forever.
Cyberspec wrote:Not many it seems want to move from Russia either.....and this coming from the russophobic Moscow TimesOverall, 83 percent of respondents surveyed by independent pollster Levada said they would "rather not" and "absolutely not" emigrate from Russia, while only 12 percent said they would want to leave the country forever.
More than half of the votes — 57.38% — were cast within the United States
Zhukov-Patton wrote:Here is 101 guide on how to stay a freedom loving westerner.
Your definition of evil should be. Rebels against American interests=Evil, Communism, Fascism, There dictators=Evil, Russian economic union=Soviet clearly and EVIL!, any other brand of socialism=Evil, Islamic terrorists=Evil, Russia = THE KING OF ALL EVIL IF YOU KILLED A RUSSIAN YOU DID THE WORLD A FAVOR EVIL!
Your definition of good should be. Rebels against Russian interests=Good, NATO=REALLY GOOD!, Our dictators=Good, Our Economic alliance=Good, AMERICA THE REPRESENTATION OF ALL GOOD IN THIS WORLD!!!
Other facts. US Military= INVINCIBLE!, NATO armies= ALMOST INVINCIBLE!, War= Geography lesson, Monroe Doctrine= NO MISSILES IN CUBA!!, Cuba= WE HATE THEM FOR BEING FRIENDLY WITH RUSSIA!!!, WW1= AMERICA SAVED THE WORLD! WW2= AMERICA SAVED THE WORLD AGAIN!!! A-BOMB= AMERICA MADE IT!!
TANK= AMERICA HAS THE BEST!!! PLANE= AMERICA!!!
This has been an instructional guide on how to be a westerner.
I thought you would like a guide to American opinions of Russia.
GarryB wrote:the real problem is ignorance... if people just got to know each other better and focussed more on what makes us similar instead of what makes us different it would be a much better place.
The sad thing is that many believe they can't respect themselves and their own actions unless the people they do bad things to they hate.
The west is trying to get resources from Russia... it makes it easier to take such resources if they dont deserve them...
sepheronx wrote:When you got people like this:
I can see why average Russians would hate USA. I mean, their criminals flee to the USA, then trash talk their own country and then are hailed within the confines of the new country they live in. These people I think either do this so they can live in whatever they want style and all they have to do is lie, or they are delusional. Regardless, doesn't seem to be doing quite what the US was wanting.
Does not the west believe in market economics? It wants Russia's resources so why not buy them. The civilized way? Russia
has been selling natural gas to the EU at a serious discount (compared to Norway for example) for a very long time. So the west
has not basis to claim that it is not getting access to Russia's resources.
Those PSA were the west's own concoction and the west should respect others enough to allow them to play according to the
rules it sets for itself.
I think ignorance is a bit too generous. The negative image is manufactured by the western media including Hollywood, which
always produces cheesy anti-Russia rubbish at key moments such as now. One could say that ignorance is universal and then
Russians would have similar views of westerners as westerners have of them. But that is certainly not the case. This confirms
that negative stereotypes and hate are indoctrinated. Neither Americans, nor Russians have had enough history or even contact
to develop any hate. They are not like France and Britain or the Hutu and Tutsi.