Baltic Nations from a Russian Perspective


The following tables draw on some of the comparable questions asked in New Russia Barometer surveys. For a detailed analysis, see Do Russians see their future in Europe or the CIS?.

140

Some say that Russia's future lies with the countries of Western Europe. Others think it lies with countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Which is closer to your view?

Russia; CIS; Commonwealth of Independent States; future; Europe; Western Europe; Russians

140

 


134

What do you think about this country having closer ties with each of the former republics of the Soviet Union?

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Armenia, Kirghizia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan

134

 


135

Do you have any close relatives or friends living in: (More than one answer possible)

CIS, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ex-Communist Bloc, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Western Europe

135

 


136

If Russians in the near abroad were under threat from the government there, the Russian government could respond in different ways. Which of the following actions would you support? (Defintely/somewhat approve...definitely disapprove)

negotiate, resettle, russian nationality, economic pressure, military action

136

 


137

Do you ever think of yourself as European?

137

 


138

What would your attitude be if the Baltic countries joined NATO? Would such an alliance present any threat to the security of this country?

138

 


139

In the next few years, many of Russia’s neighbours, such as Poland and the Baltic states, are likely to join the European Union. What effect do you think this will have on:

buy european goods, work, economy, military strength

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