From Understanding to Alliance?
The need to accommodate the views of different population groups has been one cardinal change that occurred in Russia following the collapse of the Communist regime. An analysis of a number of nationwide opinion polls in Russia clearly demonstrates how the Russians assess Vladimir Putin’s “new foreign policy” vis-б-vis the West. Among other things, one can see the response of public opinion to the use of force on the international arena, most of which are linked with the global policy of the United States.
Vladimir Kolosov, Nadezhda Borodulina