EMMA PAULI, PENSIONER
After Sept. 11, there is definitely more trust between our countries. The United States had an opportunity to see first hand that Russia supported it and offered its help in difficult times. I think American can be trusted because they always keep their word. America rarely gives a promise but, if it does, we can be sure it will keep it.
SOFIA BRAVO, PENSIONER
Americans have been are very friendly towards Russia and Russians lately. There are many campaigns in support of U.S.-Russian relations in the United States. So, yes, I trust America. I think it is a faithful ally, and it seems committed to helping its friends. Russia and America have a lot in common, so they should be good friends.
VYACHESLAV AREFIEV, COOK
Yes, I trust America, though we should be well aware that in politics there are no friends, there are only selfish interests. So the United States can be trusted, but not completely. Speaking about our current relations, I guess we should continue developing our friendship with the United States and trust each other to get rid of Cold War thinking.
KONSTANTIN SAMANOV, TV PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
I would not trust America. We should be good partners with the United States and cooperate with each other, but I think talking about any deep trust is premature. From what I have seen, America always does things only for its own benefit. It follows only its own interests. For example, it has always been so vocal about defending free trade, but in reality it imposed strict limitation on imported steel, particularly from Russia.
VLADIMIR LISOVSKY, CONSTRUCTION WORKER
The United States is a strong country, and I trust it a lot. Moreover, I trust the American government more than the Russian government. I have encountered so many problems and lies here in Russia. Actually, I've been to the United States, and most people I came across were very friendly and supportive of me; I am sad to admit that I trust U.S. government more than I trust my own, but that is true.
OLGA KOLZHANOVA, HISTORY TEACHER
America says one thing and does another. So I would be very cautious when deciding whether or not to rely on it as an ally. Its government has unilaterally pulled out of the ABM treaty, while it continues its rhetoric about the need to disarm. Frankly, for me it means that we should be more cautious in dealing with the United States.