Some 46 percent of all Russians believe that the United States now has a completely or somewhat negative influence on Russia, a US News & World Report press release reported April 28. Only 38 percent saw America’s influence more positively. These numbers were based on a poll of 1035 Russians conducted April 10-18. The poll also showed that only 2 percent strongly approve of the way President Yeltsin is doing his job and only 9 percent believe he deserves to be reelected. These figures suggest that Yeltsin has little incentive to be cooperative at the summit.
French Paper Ties Yeltsin Aid to AUM Sect.