Putin called the collapse of the USSR a tragedy and “the collapse of historical Russia”

“Such & nbsp; the same & nbsp; tragedy, like & nbsp; for & nbsp; the vast majority of the country's citizens, & nbsp; & he said & nbsp; in & nbsp; the answer to & nbsp; the question, what & nbsp; personally for & nbsp; was the collapse of the USSR. & mdash; & nbsp; After all, what is the collapse of the Soviet Union? This is the collapse of historical Russia called the Soviet Union. '' “ We & nbsp; turned into & nbsp; a different country completely. And & nbsp; what was & nbsp; gained in & nbsp; for a thousand years, in & nbsp; was largely lost & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Putin added.

The head of state emphasized that & nbsp; with & nbsp; with the collapse of the Union, & nbsp; 25 & nbsp; million Russian people in & nbsp; overnight ended up behind & nbsp; the border, in & nbsp; republics of the former USSR, which gained independence, sovereignty & raquo;.

& nbsp; For & nbsp; them (republics & nbsp; & mdash; note TASS), this is probably good, but & nbsp; for & nbsp; people who are not & nbsp; by & nbsp; their own will found themselves outside & nbsp; border, this is certainly bad. It was & nbsp; impossible for them to return, to reunite with & nbsp; their relatives. There was no & nbsp; place of work, nor & nbsp; place of residence. This is a great humanitarian tragedy, without & nbsp; any exaggeration & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Putin explained.