Could this be because Russians dont get cnn, msnbc, bbc? Do Russians have access to foreign media?
Russians Largely Blame US, NATO Allies for Escalation of Tensions Near Ukraine
Almost half of Russians blame the U.S. and its NATO allies for the escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine, according to the results of a poll released April 29 by Russia’s leading independent pollster, the Levada Center. Forty-eight percent of respondents hold that view.
Those who believe the U.S. and NATO are to blame for the escalation dominate all age groups among the poll’s respondents. They account for 36 percent of respondents 18-24 years old, 40 percent among respondents 25-39 years old, 50 percent of respondents 40-54 years old and 57 percent of respondents 55 years old and older.
https://www.russiamatters.org/blog/russ ... ar-ukraine