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From My USA-Russia Notebook

What ordinary Americans really think of Russia

Sanctions, diplomatic expulsions, and claims of election meddling have put a strain on US-Russian relations, which some say have sunk to their lowest level since the Cold War. But has the animosity between Washington and Moscow rubbed off on everyday people?

RTD’s Aleksey Brazhnikov sets out to find out how members of the American public feel about Russia and its people. We hear from a Russian-American couple, researchers from US universities, and Russian balalaika enthusiasts, who talk about why the countries' peoples have more in common than their leaders.

From My USA-Russia Notebook shows how love for music, science, food and other things can draw the peoples of nations closer, regardless of the politics and hostile rhetoric of their governments.