Michigan Radio has been hosting a visiting journalist from Russia for the past week and a half.
Ekaterina Selivanova works for the television channel, Dozhd, in Moscow.
While in Ann Arbor, Selivanova hit the streets to ask Americans about U.S.-Russia relations. She also offers her own reflections on the two countries' relationship.
In her conversation with Stateside, Selivanova shares her impressions of Michiganders, her surprise at the prevalence of road kill and plastic straws in the state, and what she sees as the differences in American and Russian journalism.