About 30 percent of respondents believe that improvement of Russia-US relations will include boosting cooperation and mutual understanding, while 13 percent named lifting sanctions and 10 percent – boosting economic relations and ensuring peace, as well as deescalation of the armament race.
A total of 70 percent of Russians expect Trump to recognize Crimea as a Russian territory whereas 60 percent said that Russia and the United States would enhance cooperation aimed at fighting terrorism.
POM questioned 1,000 Russians from 320 cities and 160 towns by phone.
Trump won November's US presidential election and is set to take office on January 20. During his election campaign, Trump repeatedly called for dialogue with Russia and for combining efforts in fighting terrorism in war-torn Syria.