Ukraine significantly ahead of IS in list of enemies of Russia - poll

13:40, 10 January 2018
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The United States and Ukraine are far ahead of the “Islamic State” terrorist organization in the list of Russia’s enemies, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Russian NGO Levada Center, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports.

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In particular, answering the question if Russia has enemies today, 66% of the respondents answered affirmatively, 21% said no, while 13% of respondents found the question hard to answer.

Among those who believe that Russia has enemies, 68% called their major enemy the United States, 29% - Ukraine, 14% - the European Union, 10% - the former republics of the Soviet Union (the Baltic states, Georgia, etc.), 8% - Poland, 6% % - Germany, 6% - NATO, 6% - UK, and 5% - radical Islamists (IS terrorist organization).

Some 4% of respondents called Russia’s enemies the countries of the Middle East. At the same time, for 4% of respondents, the enemies of Russia are those "who are in power today (officials, government, "Putin's friends").

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At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and liberals got 1% each on the list of enemies of Russia.

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