Friday, January 12, 2018

Nick Ivanov — Poll: 68% of Russians view the US as public enemy number one

I guess the feeling is mutual.

Except from Lesley Stahl interview with RT chief Margarita Simonyan. CBS transcript.
Lesley Stahl: I get the impression though that your views of the United States have kinda curdled.
Margarita Simonyan: It didn't just happen to me. It happened to more or less all of Russians in 1999 when you bombed Yugoslavia.
The U.S. called that NATO operation a humanitarian intervention to prevent ethnic cleansing. But to Russia, it was a sign of U.S. aggression too close to home.
Margarita Simonyan: We found that absolutely unfair, outrageous-- illegal because it wasn't approved of by the United Nations. It was a shock. America had Russia wrapped around it little-- little pinky through the whole '90s. We did everything you told us. And we were eager to do more and more. The whole nation-- Russian nation was like, "Tell us what else we can do to please you. We want to be like you. We love you." And then in 1999 bam. You bomb Yugoslavia. And that was the end of it. In a minute, in one day. And that's when you lost us unfortunately.…

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