В РФ как известно - абсолютно равнодушно - "не холодно и не горячо", во время лекции в РЭШ afaik студенты зевали, возможно еще и сгоняли их туда зал наполнять.
Потому было бы забавной базой для сравнения.
Увы - как оказалось, Обама в столь важную для дела демократии заграницу так ни разу и не заехал...
А сейчас момент для опыта уже упущен.
PS: In Russia, Obama’s Star Power Does Not Translate
By CLIFFORD J. LEVY and ELLEN BARRY
Published: July 7, 2009
Russians tend to view Mr. Obama not so much with hostility as with indifference. “Despite Russia becoming part of the rest of the world in the last 5 or 10 years,” Mr. Brilev said, “the interesting thing about Russia is that so many things which fascinate the American and European publics are Page 26 stuff here.”
Valery Kanishev, 68, a designer for the state circus company, said he was pleased that Mr. Obama had brought his children with him to Russia. But Mr. Kanishev said Mr. Obama’s address on Tuesday would not get him far with many older Russians, who grew weary of political speeches after enduring the wooden recitations of Leonid I. Brezhnev, the former Soviet leader.
In Soviet times, speeches were composed by committees, Mr. Kanishev said, “10 or 12 people who would drink a glass of cognac and then put something together.”
“Russians are the smartest people in the world,” he said. “The main thing is results. Our people don’t trust anyone.”