The Graphic Truth: Russian views on China vs US
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.