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    Almost one-third of Russians, or 29 percent, think that US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's victory in the November elections will lead to the improvement in relations between the two countries, a poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) showed Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Only 4 percent of respondents could see better Russia-US ties in case of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's presidency.

    A total of 8 percent of Russians believe that Trump as a US president will make matters worse, as opposed to 45 percent who believe in further deterioration of Moscow-Washington ties in case Clinton wins the election.

    Almost every third Russian, 35 percent, thinks that Trump's victory would be better for Russia's national interests. Clinton found support of only 6 percent of respondents in this respect. Over 20 percent think that neither of the nominees is good for Russia's interests.

    Over half of Russians, or 52 percent, believe that the age of the US presidential rivals' shows that the US elections system is growing unstable. A total of 23 percent disagree.

    US citizens are set to elect a new president on November 8, with Barack Obama's successor being inaugurated on January 20, 2017.

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