Tracking Russia’s Friends And Foes Around The World

The infographic by Statista shows who Russia’s friends and foes are around the world.

Over the course of the country’s invasion of Ukraine, beliefs about who is a friend and who is a foe of Russia have consolidated among its population.

However, as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, there is one surprising exception, however – Ukraine itself.

A survey among Russians shows that the country slid down in the ranking from the second biggest enemy of Russia in 2021 to its fifth biggest foe in 2023.

While previously, 40 percent of Russian had named the country as an enemy, only 26 percent listed it most recently when asked what Russia’s five biggest enemies were.

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According to the reoccurring survey by the Levada Center, a Russian non-governmental organization, official Russian positions on its friends and enemies are generally echoed by its people.

In the statement, the FSB said that the Ukrainian saboteurs, who had previously attempted to assassinate local officials, were busted in Zaporozhye, Russia.

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