Russian occupation of Ukrainian territory and the war in the Donbass worsened relations between the West and Russia, which was reflected in the public consciousness. 41% of Germans believe that Russia – not Europe, according to a study by the German Foundation Kerber, entitled “Russia in Europe: the cold war in their heads?”
The survey was conducted among residents of the Russian Federation, Germany and Poland.
That Russia does not belong to Europe, according to 44% of Russians and 38% of poles.
While 49% of those surveyed, 56% of Germans and 57% of poles think that Russia – it is Europe.
95% of respondents in Germany and 80% in Poland believe that the rapprochement between Russia and the EU in the near future would be “important” or “very important.” Among the Russians of 66%.
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61% of Russians, 45% of Germans and 36% of poles think that you need to cancel or ease the sanctions of the West against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and the retaliatory sanctions of Russia against EU.
The study was conducted in September 2017, surveyed 1006 people aged 18 years and older in Germany, 1000 in Poland and 1016 in the Russian Federation.
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