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Anti-American Sentiment On The Rise In Russia

Pro-Russian activists burn flags and protest against the United States and NATO in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. (file photo)
A public-opinion poll in Russia has found that anti-American sentiment has reached its highest point there since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The poll was released on June 5 by the Levada Center.

Forty percent of respondents said their opinion about the United States was "generally negative," while 31 percent said it was "very negative."

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In a similar poll in late 1991, 4 percent of respondents described their opinion about the United States as "generally negative" and 2 percent as "very negative."

The Levada Center released a poll last month showing that the Russians’ opinion about the European Union has also worsened over the last 20 years.
Based on Levada Center data
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