Russia's anti-Americanism

  • 2003-04-17
  • Peter Lavelle
If the Russian media are to be believed, rampant anti-U.S. sentiment is alive and well in President Vladimir Putin's Russia. But how much is genuine? How much is outrage against the Iraq war rather than hostility to the United States per se, and how much is simply the product of the manipulation of public opinion?The Kremlin-sponsored media campaign protesting the war to overthrow Saddam Hussein was both for international and domestic consumption. At its center were two separate issues: opposition to America and opposition to the war. An image of being anti-war was the face Russia wanted to...
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