Apparently, according to the Washington Post, young Russians consider America their number one threat, just as does Putin. Surprise, surprise.
This quote is interesting:
And while Putin's rhetoric is driving this development, human rights violations associated with U.S. counterterrorism policies have played a role.
Now, this seems a little redundant to me, since Putin controls the media with a pretty tight fist and thus "Putin's rhetoric" and "human rights violations associated with U.S. counterterrorism policies" are really one and the same. Certainly, these same youngsters wouldn't be familiar with Russian counterterrorism policies, and would thus have nothing to compare against.
At times, I think this is all just political posturing, by a nation (Russia) that has long held a collective sense of inferiority. Then again, at other times, I think that things are going to come to a head sometime in the future, and where the Cold War stayed cold (or I wouldn't be writing this), the next one might not be so cool.