Nostalgia for the Soviet Union
Nostalgia for the Soviet Union or Soviet nostalgia is a moral-psychological phenomenon of nostalgia for the Soviet era, whether its politics, its society, its culture, or simply its aesthetics. Such nostalgia is most common among people in Russia and the post-Soviet states, as well as persons born in the Soviet Union but long since living abroad. It often results from the frustration Russia experienced after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. As the Soviet economy crumbled into various new post-Soviet economies, changing painfully from a planned economy to capitalism, the standard of living fell for many people and their social safety net disintegrated, but they watched so-called New Russians and Russian oligarchs prosper, often by unethical means. Simultaneously, the loss of superpower status and the economic pain drove various reactions, from increased Russian nationalism to disillusionment.
Revival of Stalin's cult
Since 2009 in Ukraine, the Communist Party of Ukraine, has actively tried to revive the cult of Joseph Stalin. On 22 June 2013, Serhiy Topalov, a People's Deputy from the Communist Party, attacked a law enforcement agent over a portrait of Stalin.
- Dissolution of the Soviet Union
- National Bolshevism
- Russian nationalism
- Soviet socialist patriotism
Communist nostalgia in Europe
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- Residents of Kharkiv ride on a free of charge tramway with a portrait of Stalin. Censor.net. 2 February 2013
- The monuments of Stalin established by businessmen who invest in CPU will not stay for long. Argument.ua. 7 May 2012
- In Simferopol MP from CPU brawled with militsiya over a portrait of Stalin. Mirror Weekly. 23 June 2013
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- Most Russians regret USSR collapse, dream of its return, poll shows. RT. 19 April 2016.
- Project "Encyclopedia of our childhood", Soviet Union through the eyes of contemporaries
- Museum "20th century". Recollections about the Soviet epoch
- 3a_cccp — society "For our Soviet Motherland!"
- ussr_ru — society "USSR (all about the 1917—1991 epoch)"
- vospominanija — society "What always is nice to remember..."
- cccp_foto — society "1922 — 1991: USSR in photos"
- How it was. "Remember all". ч. 1 ч. 2 ч. 3
- Blog commemorated to the USSR, things, style, photo, nostalgia
- Soviet cards and posters
- USSR in scale, a website commemorated to a private collection of Soviet technology and vehicles in the scale 1:43
- In Barnaul, a store called "Sovietsky" was opened (photo)
- Soviet heritage: between zoo, reservation and sanctuary (about "Soviet epoch parks") // Новая Эўропа — DELFI, 11 сентября 2013