As for Georgia, I guess its size and the fact the 'war' was pretty much a walk over means Russians don't see them as a huge threat.
Interesting quiz though.
Russia is allies with both.
Another possibility is that there are countries that have a close relationship with Russia but which the Russian public is divided on whether it is a positive or negative relationship.
Also interesting to me was the range of attitudes I found in the people of Russia. These included the girl who, when told about my friends in Ukraine who really hated Russia, remarked "well, they're not wrong to," and another girl who, when I was playing a video on YouTube very soberly and matter-of-factly talking about Russian involvement in Ukraine became extremely upset and emotional and starting ranting about the media's lies and how mistreated all the poor Russians in Ukraine were (I think simultaneously implying that Russia was not involved in Ukraine, but that they should be to defend the poor Russian-Ukrainians there)
If you meant my words "not dreadful", that is of course my personal opinion. I was born 20 years after the war; none of my close relatives died in the war and although my mother was born near Vyborg, her family moved years before the war, so no refugees in my family, either. I have never been afraid of Russia or Russians.
I wish that all people were more properly skeptical, as I define it- capable of thinking critically about any and all information whether it confirms your biases or trust or not. But this is in short supply everywhere. Human beings are prone to accepting the reality they are presented with. Skepticism has to be learned.
North Korea wasn't "forced" to become socialist any more than South Korea was forced to become capitalist.
Since then Egypt became an extremely popular tourist destination for Russians. I'm not sure what it's like now, but if you had visited the popular resort city Sharm al-Shaikh any time 5-10 years ago you would have seen most of the tourists there were Russian to the point where hotel signage and staff were more likely to be written in/speak Russian than English.
In 2015 a Metrojet (Russian) passenger jet full of Russian tourists departed from Sharm on its way back to Russia. It exploded mid-air killing everyone on board. ISIS's Sinai branch took credit and Russia suspended all flights going to Egypt.
Kazakhstan and some of the other former SSR countries that retained more authoritarian governments (notably Belarus and Uzbekistan) have maintained closer ties to Moscow than most of these other countries. Maybe because in countries that became more democratic, the common people's recollection of living under Soviet-backed authoritarian governments is more likely to find expression in the modern politics of those countries.
It's possible though that Kazakhstan sees Russia as a threat and not vice versa for whatever reason.
The French press highlighted that ISIS is the first common enemy that France and Russia fight shoulder to shoulder since World War II. A Russian newspaper recalled that "WWII had forced the Western World and the Soviet Union to overcome their ideological differences", wondering whether ISIS would be the "new Hitler".[
While I wouldn't say that China is *not* a threat (they may very well eventually invade Taiwan or Hong Kong, their military might will soon eclipse Russia's and their economic might already did long ago, and their history of authoritarianism, suppression of dissidents, and other human rights abuses is at least as long as the Russians'), the fact that so many Westerners are so scared of them presently has a lot to do with Russian disinformation campaigns meant to distract us from what they are doing. Don't fall for it.
And Estonia? Really? Why in heaven?
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