February 19, 2017 -Fort Russ News –
– Sputnik France, translated by Tom Winter –
|In a Russian Army weight room. On the blue T: “Army of Russia”|
Europeans are becoming less and less likely to grant Washington the role of world leader. In addition, four NATO member countries would prefer to ally themselves with Russia if their country was attacked, such are the results of a recent survey conducted in 66 countries.
The population of four NATO member states would prefer to have a military alliance with Russia if their country was attacked, in the results of a survey carried out by the sociologists of WIN / Gallup International.
As the results of the survey show, Russia was chosen by Bulgarians, Greeks, Slovenes and Turks.
Further as to the main threat, the Greeks and Bulgarians cite Turkey, a NATO member country that they should nevertheless perceive as their ally. However, the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus in 1974 demonstrated that the inhabitants of these countries cannot count on the protection of the Alliance, which means that they choose Russia, explains the Bloomberg agency.
Most respondents would prefer to have the United States as an ally. However, experts note that people are reacting actively to changes in the structure of international security since the end of the Cold War.
Thus, the Chinese chose Russia, the Russians China. According to WIN / Gallup International Vice-President Kancho Stoychev, this shows that the policy pursued by Washington over the past 20 years has led to a rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing.
James Davis, Dean of the School of Economics and Science at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, said that the results of the inquiry also testify to a religious schism in Europe: the Greeks And the Bulgarians choose Orthodox Russia, Ukrainian and Bosnian societies are divided. However, Romania, predominantly Orthodox, chose the United States, but Slovenia, Catholic, opted for Russia.
Moreover, following the American operation in Iraq, Europeans are less and less considering that Washington must play a leading role in the world.
The study was conducted with more than 1,000 people in each of the 66 countries surveyed. The statistical margin of error is between 3.5 and 5%.