Virulently Anti-American: 81 Percent Of Russians Now View The United States Negatively

Russia - Public DomainRussians view the United States much more unfavorably today than they did during the end of the Cold War era.  As you will read about below, an astounding 81 percent of all Russians now view the United States negatively, and only 13 percent have a positive opinion of this country.  In all of the years when Russians have been surveyed on their attitudes toward the U.S., they have never been this negative.  But of course Americans generally do not view the Russian people unfavorably.  So why is this happening?  Well, it all comes down to the actions of the Obama administration.  The Russian people are convinced that U.S. organizations organized, funded and armed the rebels that violently overthrew the democratically-elected Ukrainian government.  And once it was overthrown, the Obama administration immediately recognized the rebels as the legitimate government of Ukraine.  And now most Russians are convinced that the U.S. government is trying to promote a similar revolution inside Russia.  In recent years, the Russian people have become increasingly nationalistic, and at this point they view U.S. meddling in their affairs as a direct threat to their way of life.  Even while most Americans are extremely apathetic about what is going on over in Russia, an increasingly large chunk of the Russian population is angry enough to go to war. (Read More...)

If You Believe That The Cold War Is Over, Just Look At What Is Happening In Ukraine

Ukraine Violence - Photo by Mstyslav ChernovWhat is happening on the streets of Kiev right now is really a proxy war between the East and the West.  On the one side you have the USSA and the EUSSR, which are quite determined to bring Ukraine under their sphere of influence.  On the other side you have Russia (the former USSR), which is quite determined to keep Ukraine out of the EU and out of NATO.  In addition, Russia is extremely concerned about the strategic natural gas pipelines that go through Ukraine that transport gas from Russia to the rest of Europe.  Ultimately, it is not in the interest of the people of Ukraine to be dominated by either side, but that is going to be what ends up happening.  The Cold War is playing out on the streets of Kiev as you read this, and this conflict is going to greatly increase tensions between the East and the West.  As these tensions continue to rise, someday this Cold War could actually end up sparking a real war between the superpowers. (Read More...)

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