Many Europeans believe that the US government does not always adhere to democratic principles and sympathize with Russia, according to the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”.
The author noted that the social network users have an understanding position towards Russia. In addition, they believe that the United States’ government does not always respect the principles of democracy.
Thus, one can often see statements blaming Americans for their involvement in the Ukrainian crisis. “Why do they meddle? It does not go so well with their democracy. Guantánamo! Black people!” the newspaper wrote.
In official discourse, these are members of extreme right and the extreme left groups who support this opinion. But in fact, there are a lot of Russia-sympathizers among ordinary people as well.