Two thirds of Russians nostalgic for the Soviet Union

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Picture: Kate Nevens

Increase in number of nostalgic in Russia after Soviet Union collapse in 1992 reached a record percentage this year, when 66% Russian citizens declared to “regret” USSR dissolution.

Main reasons for that nostalgia, according to a new Levada Center poll, are: change in the economic system (52%) and feeling of belonging to a less powerful country (36%).

Most people who said to be missing USSR are citizens aged 55 and older, but in recent years, there was also an increase in the number of people between 18 to 24 years old who said to feel nostalgic about Soviet times, even though they never lived in the Soviet Union.

 

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