The reputation of Germany in the eyes of Russian citizens during the last period of time is very quickly faded. To any country outside the post-Soviet space, the Russian citizens did not Express much sympathy and interest, as to Germany, and from this the disappointment was the strongest, says.
According to polls "Levada-center" and polls 2015, only two percent of Russian citizens consider Germany as a friendly country, while in 2011 it was the third most important partner country after Belarus and Kazakhstan. More disappointing Russia in recent years brought in only Ukraine, emphasizes printed illustrated edition.
Such rejection magazine explains " a symptom of unmet expectations ". Citizens of Russia had hoped that Germany will act as a "lawyer" in the crisis in Ukraine and oppose sanctions. Instead of the Federal government in nearly all showed agreement with the United States, which caused a wave of discontent among Russian citizens.
Extremely common was the opinion that Berlin lost its independence in foreign policy, and Angela Merkel acting at the behest of the U.S. government. According to the information of sociologists, the USA are an obstacle on the way of rapprochement between Russia and Germany, writes the Creator of the article.