The majority of Russians believe that their country is developed and advanced. At the same time 75% of them have a positive attitude to the fact that their country causes the fear of others. 12%, on the contrary, believe that it is bad to be afraid of Russia. This was evidenced by the poll conducted by "Public opinion" Fund.
On the question in what country do you live: in developed and advanced or underdeveloped and outdated? 65% of Russians inclined to the first option, 25% - to the second.
More than half of respondents - 67% - believe that Russia's influence in the world in recent years is growing, and, from the point of view of 14% of Russians, this is primarily due to the fear of it, and its military might. 11% believe that the main reason for the growth of influence - in a proper and independent foreign policy. 7% believe that it is a merit of Vladimir Putin personally.
In addition, 58% of Russians believe that they live in a rich country, 33% - in the poor. 70% of respondents also believe that their country is free, 22% - that it is unfree.