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Question: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, or Russian Federation?
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Author Topic: Which Russia was better?  (Read 2373 times)
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« on: November 19, 2022, 10:22:01 AM »

How in the world is Soviet Russia winning?

Why wouldn’t it, from the standpoint of the ordinary citizen (ideology aside)?

The only time in the Russian Federation’s history when a lot of the population had it pretty damn good was the 2000s high oil prices era. I wouldn’t want to live in Russia 
in the 90s, and I sure as hell would not want to now, obviously.

The Soviet Union was always oppressive and repressive, but post-Stalin it wasn’t like a lot of ordinary people were being disappeared on a routine basis. And it certainly provided a baseline of stability, security, a sense of national mission, belonging, and purpose (however problematic), and a system of belief for most people (however wrong).

Finally, the USSR was a great power—a superpower, even. What is modern Russia? Nothing, by comparison.

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