Dec 8, 2008

Pop Quiz: Who Loves Russia More?

A new poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center has some bad news for Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Latvia, and Lithuania: nobody likes them, well at least not anyone in the former Soviet Union.

The survey also found that Russia got a big thumbs up from Tajiks (89%), Armenians (82%), Uzbeks (78%) and Belarusians (74%). But hold off on the Soviet nostalgia just yet, since friendly feelings towards Russia are not universal, especially in Georgia (17%) and Azerbaijan (12%).

That last part made us do a double take. It means that Georgia, a country that just went to war with Russia, and where Putin has twice offered to publically hang their president by his genitals (here and here), still views Russia more favorably than almost everyone in Azerbaijan.


Ern said...

I refuse to believe that people don't love golden statues and nightly readings of the Rukh nama.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

But the real question: will Turkmenbashi's dentist choose his urologist to be the *next* president?

It's like a jobs program for the medical community.