Poll: Georgia considered most hostile state by Russians, Belarus - least hostile
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Belarus is thought to be Russia's closest ally according to the poll Photo: crossed-flag-pins.com
A new poll held by Levada Center suggests that Russians think the friendliest country is Belarus while the most the most hostile one is Georgia.
Sociologists from the polling center asked people from 130 cities from 45 regions of Russia.
Apart from Belarus, which 34% of the respondents think of as a close ally, the respondents also said they think such countries as Kazakhstan
The list of the most hostile states, according to Russians, is topped by Georgia
Speaking about future relations with Ukraine, 62% of those polled believe that Russia must be "independent but friendly: with open borders, without visas or customs." 24% of respondents think that relations between Moscow and Kiev should be the same as with other states "with closed borders, visas, customs control." At the same time 14% of respondents think Ukraine and Russia should unite into one state.
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