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    Russians have the most favorable view of China among nine states polled in a survey on the country's image carried out by research center of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Russians have the most favorable view of China and its leaders among nine states polled in a survey on the country's image carried out by research center of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

    Russians gave China's image 7.6 points out of ten, higher than those polled in India, Brazil and even China itself, according to the research.

    China's high score among Russians reflects the rapidly developing relations between the two nations, the survey's authors said.

    Japan gave China the lowest mark — 3.4 points, amid regional tensions and an uneasy historical background to the two countries' relations.

    China's image improved by an average 0.8 points in comparison to last year's survey.

    Last year, Russia and China signed a landmark $400-billion deal for deliveries of Russian gas over 30 years. The nations also actively cooperate in counter-terrosrism defense, trade and other spheres.

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