According to the daily VTsIOM-Sputnik poll, only a quarter of Russians (25%) believes that the arrival of Emmanuel Macron as a President of France will contribute to the progress in the relationship with the Russian Federation.
The deal is that if in relation to Marin Le Pen our compatriots had a predominantly steadily positive attitude, then Macron remained a mysterious character for the Russian public, like his attitude towards Russia. Now the most popular forecast (42%) is that there is no need to expect a clear rapprochement of countries, but regression should not occur. That is, plus or minus, the current more or less neutral picture will remain.
«Expectations of our fellow citizens from President Macron, as well as from the new stage of relations between Russia and France, can be defined as restrained with a bit of positive,» Stepan Lvov, the head of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, explained to «SM-News».
It should be reminded that on 29 May 29 France will host the debut meeting of Macron and President Vladimir Putin.