GRAPHIC TRUTH: RELATIONSHIP ON THE ROCKS
July 17, 2018
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may be able to form, as the US president likes to say, a “great relationship” – but at the popular level there is still little love lost between the American and Russian publics. Where once popular perceptions of each other were overwhelmingly positive, the optimism that characterized the early post-Soviet years has steadily given way to mutual suspicion. Here’s how it’s all gone (down) over the past quarter of a century.