This is a doubly interesting post in that the author is a major critic of Putin. But the Levada poll speaks volumes, and Levada is not only a highly respected polling firm, its is also on the liberal side of the spectrum. Based on this, the post is probably too optimistic about Russian views of the liberal West.
More evidence of regime change leading to liberal government is wishful thinking. It is doubtful that top US strategist actually believe it either and are rather aiming for destabilization of the Russia Federation, its further dismemberment so as never again to pose a threat to liberal domination under US hegemony, and its return to being just gas station (John McCain).
Russians’ Anti-Americanism Arose Before Putin and Will Outlast Him, Volkov Says
Russian philosopher and political theorist Alexander Dugin, who has been sanctioned by the US for his views, sums up the conservative Russian POV.