Shortly after the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Barack called Obama, then the President of the United States, Russia as a “regional power”. The pained strut the by age the size of the Kremlin. Finally, Russian President Vladimir Putin for years emphasized that they wanted to be with the United States at eye-level and a multi-polar world order. Four years later, it seems that Russia, Obama refuted, at least in the perception of the world. A recent study conducted by the survey Institute Pew in Washington, between may and August, 2018, a total 26.612 people from 25 countries around the world were interviewed.

Christopher Bush

an editor in the politics of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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Thus, a relative majority of 42% of the respondents agrees with the statement that Russia has increased its influence in the world compared to the previous decade. 28 percent are of the opinion that there had been no change, while only 19 percent of the dwindling influence of Moscow to see. Significant differences between the individual regions of the world: In Europe, North America and the Middle East, where the countries policies are directly confronted with the consequences of Russian foreign, the feeling of a Russian increase in Power more pronounced than in the Asia-Pacific region, in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, where China in particular is active. Particularly pronounced are the approval rates in Israel and Greece, Where 65 percent of the respondents in each case, Russia has gained Power.