Baltics fear Russia most - poll

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According to the Gallup world poll carried out in Eastern European countries, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians--perhaps unsurprisingly--said they see Russia as the greatest foreign threat.

More specifically, 58% of Estonians, 46% of Lithuanians and 42% of Latvians said they see Russia as the greatest potential threat to their country in a comment on the survey published April 4.

In non-Baltic states only Poland (69%) and Romania (57%) had more people than Latvia seeing Russia as a threat.

Russia had 64% saying it's the United States they fear the most.

Greece and Bulgaria were the only EU member countries that did not pick Russia as the greatest perceived threat, with 39% of Greeks picking Germany and 14% of Bulgarians picking the United States.

The results were collected in face-to-face interviews with 1,000 adults in each country (2,000 in Russia), aged 15 and older. It was conducted in June to September 2015.

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