The Graphic Truth: Russian views on China vs US
April 01, 2021
As both China and Russia have had increasingly adversarial relations with the US in recent years, Beijing and Moscow have found common ground on a wide range of economic and geopolitical issues. Interestingly, Russians' views of China and the US tend to move in opposite directions: during periods where the US is seen in a worse light, opinions of China tend to improve. That was notably the case in 2014, when Washington slapped sanctions on Russia over the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea. We take a look at how Russians' opinions on China as a friend versus the US as an enemy have evolved over the last decade.