International Security


386

With which countries do you think Russia should co-operate most of all in its foreign policy?

Russia; foreign policy; cooperation; Western Europe; CIS; USA; China; Japan; India; Middle East

386

601

Q. Name the five countries which you would regard as the closest friends and allies of Russia

Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Germany, Armenia, India, Levada Center, Nationwide Survey

601

 


602

Q. Name the five countries which you would regard as the most unfriendly and hostile to Russia

Georgia, USA, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Levada Center, Nationwide Survey

602

 


643

Q1. Do you think we should pay attention to criticism of our country from the West?

Russia; place in the world; West; criticism; tension; relations

643

 


644

Q2. Why do you think that we donít need to pay attention to criticism from the West?

Russia; place in the world; West; criticism; tension; relations

644

 


657

Q. Do you support the opinion that Russia should restore its status of \"Great Empire\"?

Russia, status, Great Empire

657

 


658

Q. Does present-day Russia have any enemies?

Russia, international relations, enemies

658

 


663

Q. Do you think that during the period of the Putin and Medvedev government, relations with the West have improved or become worse?

Putin, Medvedev, government, West, international relations

663

 


664

Q. Do you think that during the period of the Putin and Medvedev government, relations with the CIS countries have improved or become worse?

Putin, Medvedev, government, CIS, international relations

664

 


Table 1. PERCEIVED THREATS TO RUSSIAN SECURITY
Q. Do you think that any of the following countries could be a substantial threat to the security of Russia?

 

2000a

2000b

2001

2003

2005

2007

 

(% perceiving some or big threat)

USA

49

45

48

48

49

54

National minorities

44

56

44

47

48

30

Immigrants/refugees

 

 

 

 

37

24

Germany

15

18

11

11

17

14

Islamic countries

 

 

 

38

 

 

China

 

 

22

31

 

 

Iraq

25

 

18

 

 

 

EU

23

 

18

 

 

 

Ukraine

10

 

8

 

 

 

Source: New Russia Barometer VIII, IX, X, XI, XIV, XV
Table 2. RUSSIANS LESS INCLINED TO FEEL EUROPEAN
Q. Do you consider yourself European?

 

2000a

2000b

2001

2003

2004

Never

19

15

20

54

46

Rarely

29

25

27

17

17

Sometimes

35

35

31

16

18

Often

18

23

22

12

19

Source: New Russia Barometer VIII, X, XI, XIII.

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