I was really surprised, when I recently read this Wikipedia article on Antiamericanism. Wikipedia isn’t always perfect, I know. But these statistics, so they should be accurate.
Anyways, as you can see, we have one of the highest disapproval ratings in the current Russia:
Why on earth Russia?
I know we aren’t too popular in the Muslim world, doubtless because we don’t circumcise our women and let them drive. But Russia?
The following quote from the Wiki article is also confusing:
The Cold War is an ironic reference, I think. Because I was a little kid and in high school, during the Cold War. And all I ever heard was Soviet citizens would have just loved to come to our country. One high school teacher even told us pointblank, when three people from the USSR visit the USA, one is always KGB, to keep them from defecting. Get it?
I know at the fall of the Soviet regime, there was some backpedaling in the US media. They said, okay, maybe they ALL don’t want to defect.
But they all love us in Russia, don’t they? Or moreover, I should say, Why would they ever hate us?
This is GD. So speculate and add whatever you think is relevant to the discussion. But please don’t say why you hate the USA. I am just curious why Russia would:).