Sands, Svanidze Posner — why the increased longing for the Soviet Union
According to “Levada-center” about the collapse of the Soviet Union regret is 66% of Russians. “The worse life is, the higher the nostalgia for a mythical Soviet Union”, — said in an interview with BFM Nikolai Svanidze.
The number of Russians nostalgic for the Soviet Union, peaked in the last decade. From the survey, “Levada center,” about the collapse of the Soviet Union regret is 66% of Russians, last year this figure was 58%, this figure rose above 61%. The absolute record was recorded in 2000 (75%).
60% of respondents believe that the collapse of the Union could have been avoided is too high for 13 years.
Most bored by the Soviet Union — people 55 years although in the last two years, such sentiments are growing among youth 18-24 years.
The main reasons of nostalgia for the USSR: the destruction of a single economic system, the loss of a sense of belonging to a great power and the growth of mutual distrust and bitterness. According to sociologists, the reason of such sentiments was the pension reform.
Why among Russians re-emerged nostalgia for the Soviet Union? The radio station Business FM have asked about this well-known public figures. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov believes that people tend hindsight to embellish the youth:
Newsnetizens talked about “unique” things come from the Soviet Union
“Man is always inclined hindsight to embellish what happened to him in his youth. What had been in his youth, it seems tastier, and safer, and majestic. Rather, it is the bread of sociologists and experts. I think such studies should be treated that way: if we talk about the sense of a great power, Russia is a sovereign nation which is proud of the vast majority of our population, it is unlikely you can argue with that”.
Journalist, historian, Professor, member of the presidential Council on human rights Nikolai Svanidze noted nostalgia for a mythical Soviet Union: