Most Russians don’t hate WWII foes of Soviet Union – poll

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Most Russians know WWII foes of the former Soviet Union but do not hate them. Yet a half blames the enemies for the deaths of millions of people, Levada Center told Interfax.

The top five WWII allies of the Soviet Union mentioned by respondents in 130 populated localities in 45 regions in late May include the United Kingdom (55%), the United States (51%), France (24%), Poland (15%) and Czechoslovakia (8%). A quarter (24%) failed to answer the question.

As to the foes other than Germany, respondents recalled Japan (45%), Italy (29%), Romania (20%) and Finland (15%). Twenty-eight percent of Russians did not remember any other enemy than Germany. 

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