According to the survey, 72% of Russians believe that the United States is the most hostile to the Russian Federation.
The second place with the highest ever recorded figure goes to Ukraine – 48% (it was 37% in 2015).
The third unfriendly country, according to the Russians, is Turkey. In 2015, a mere 1% of respondents thought so, but this year, 29% of respondents support this point of view.
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This year, 10% of respondents consider Syria to be a friendly country, while in 2015 a mere 2% said that.
The majority of Russians polled still have a negative attitude to the U.S. (70%) and the EU (62%). Only 24% of the respondents are in favor of Russian membership in the EU. In August 2009, this idea was supported by 53% of the pollees.