Nostalgia for the Soviet Union

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Stalin-o-bus in Saint Petersburg, May 5, 2010

Nostalgia for the Soviet Union[1] or Soviet nostalgia[2][3] is a moral-psychological phenomenon in Russia and post-Soviet states, as well as persons born in the Soviet Union living abroad (Soviet people, Soviet generation). Nostalgia for the Soviet Union could be expressed in nostalgia for the politics of the Soviet Union, society, lifestyle, culture, or simply the aesthetics of the Soviet epoch.

It results mainly from the frustration Russia experienced after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Subsequently, the economy was changed from a socialist planned economy to capitalism, which eventuated the rise of Russian oligarchs.(see Gazprom).

The living standard subsequently fell and gave rise to a renaissance of Russian nationalism.

On April 25, 2005 the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the 20th century.[4][5][6][7]

Revival of Stalin's cult

Since 2009 in Ukraine, the Communist Party of Ukraine, has actively tried to revive the cult of Joseph Stalin.[8][9][10][11] On 22 June 2013, Serhiy Topalov, a People's Deputy from the Communist Party, attacked a law enforcement agent over a portrait of Stalin.[12]

See also

Communist nostalgia in Europe

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