Armenia among friendliest CIS states, Russia-held poll shows

Armenia among friendliest CIS states, Russia-held poll shows

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia was named the friendliest CIS country by 13% of Russians, a poll held by Russia-based Public Opinion Foundation showed.

Belarus and Kazakhstan were favored by 45% and 38% of those polled, while the following countries got less enthusiastic feedback: Azerbaijan was named friendly by 9%, Ukraine – 12%, Uzbekistan – 11%, Kirghizstan – 11%, Moldova and Tajikistan – 5% each.

Asked which CIS states Russia has closer ties with , 37% of those polled named Ukraine, 12% -Moldova, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan got 6% each, while Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kirghizstan and Kazakhstan were mentioned by 3% only.

Only 2% of those polled called Georgia a friendly country; the latter was characterized as unfriendly by 47%, according to

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