Russia’s Nostalgia for Soviet Era
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Vladimir Putin has a fondness for the Soviet era. So do many Russians—but often not for the same reasons.

SOCHI, Russia—Gazing up at the bust of Joseph Stalin, the young boy listened silently as his mother squatted next to him, whispering the Soviet dictator’s story into his ear. The pair studied the black-colored sculpture, among many of Stalin in this city’s history museum (just one, apparently, is not enough). “He built this city,” the mother told the child, who stared admiringly at Stalin’s signature moustache. “He was like a czar.”...

https://www.theatlantic.com/internationa...on/603079/
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They miss USSR, the great empire!
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8-12-2019 12:23 AM
polanski said:
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Vladimir Putin has a fondness for the Soviet era. So do many Russians—but often not for the same reasons.

SOCHI, Russia—Gazing up at the bust of Joseph Stalin, the young boy listened silently as his mother squatted next to him, whispering the Soviet dictator’s story into his ear. The pair studied the black-colored sculpture, among many of Stalin in this city’s history museum (just one, apparently, is not enough). “He built this city,” the mother told the child, who stared admiringly at Stalin’s signature moustache. “He was like a czar.”...

https://www.theatlantic.com/internationa...on/603079/

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