As part of Levada's near constant opinion polling of the Russian populace, the February 2006 results were posted on Friday March 3rd.
Various themes were explored in this latest polling, and you can read the original data in Russian (or in a machine-translated English version). Some of the more interesting summary data (to Americans) includes the following:
Forgive the crude machine translation, I did this as a screen capture to simplify it for myself. In general, Russian attitudes towards the US are still favorable, but definitely appear on the decline. As discussed in previous posts, this is in agreement with other research by others.
As I have seen elsewhere in Russian newspapers, there seems to be this general idea that the US is preparing to go to war with Iran in the near future - or that the US is a "threat" in the world.
I think most Americans would find this a surprising presumption - we don't see a coming war, despite comments by Iran and Venezuela. Also seems a bit contrary that 57% of Russians see the US as a threat to the world - but 52% have a generally favorable view of the US.
It is worth noting that opinion polls regarding Russian attitudes towards the EU are also generally in decline (but more favorable than opinions towards the United States).