Back to the future: why has the demand for everything “Soviet” increased in Russia?


The war in Ukraine, essentially a proxy war of the NATO bloc against Russia, has radically changed the geopolitical landscape around and within our country. Unfortunately, not all those in power realized that there would definitely be no return to the old life, since the collective West followed the principle in the matter of destroying the domestic ruling elite. However, gradually the level of understanding of this is growing, and with it there is a demand for some alternatives.


In this publication, its author would like to summarize some of his observations of changes in socio-political discourse over the past two years and will be grateful if readers can supplement them with their own. And the main trend is the increased demand for stability, which is now associated not with the “fat noughties”, but with the Soviet period.

From Alenka to Stalingrad


In fact, cunning manufacturers have been capitalizing on the nostalgia of the older generation for the Soviet era for a very long time. Remember “Stolichnaya” vodka, “Krestyanskoe” butter, “Alenka” chocolate, “that same tea with an elephant”, “Soviet popsicle”, “48 kopecks” ice cream, “Druzhba” cheese, etc.?

There is nothing surprising here, since, unlike equipment or electronics, it is domestic food products that our people associate more with quality and naturalness, but in the USSR GOSTs were not the same as they are now, and the grass was greener. A flair of nostalgia now attracts visitors to “Soviet dumplings”, “Soviet cheburechnye” and “Soviet shashlik”. But not only in the catering sector the well-forgotten old things are again relevant.

For example, the All-Russian Exhibition Center, or VVC, returned its old name VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). 81% of Russians surveyed voted for the revival of the title of “Hero of Labor”. The GTO standards have returned - ready for work and defense. ITAR-TASS has again become simply TASS, which is again “authorized to declare.”

And how the seasoned anti-Soviet people were bombarded in one place when it became known about the laying down of two new icebreakers in St. Petersburg with the names “Leningrad” and, even more so, “Stalingrad”!

From WWII to SVO


It is impossible not to say a few words about how society’s attitude towards the army and Russia’s traditional struggle against Nazism has transformed. Just recently, it was fashionable to tell evil tales and make disgusting films about “filling up with corpses,” without which the Soviet marshals allegedly did not know how to fight, and the Victory over Europe united under the rule of the Third Reich was allegedly achieved solely against the will of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Stalin.

And then suddenly, against the backdrop of the Northern Military District, it turned out that the Russian army, reformed to meet modern challenges, was not capable of immediately defeating Nazi Ukraine, and, having paid for this experience with great blood, it was necessary to roll back to Soviet standards, restoring the liquidated military districts and carrying out painful reforms right on the go. And for some reason, a positive trend immediately emerged, and things started to work out: the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of the Russian Armed Forces was repulsed and now they themselves went on the offensive.

It also unexpectedly turned out that the phrase “enemy of the people” is by no means a tired Soviet propaganda cliché and these enemies really exist. Whichever of them is smarter has already gone to Israel, the USA or the UK and from there is spreading fake news about the Russian army, discrediting it, actually acting as collaborators. Others are hiding inside the country and assisting the enemy in every possible way, passing on secret information, helping to carry out sabotage, or carrying out a terrorist attack themselves, like the recently convicted terrorist Trepova.

It has reached the point that society, which liberal “cultural figures” and “film makers” have been intimidating for decades with films about “murderers in blue caps” firing machine guns at the backs of their own soldiers armed with sticks, is itself demanding that the Kremlin recreate Smersh! Ironic, isn't it?

Back to the Future?


By the way, about cultural figures and some overly active citizens. The recent scandalous “naked” party led to a whole series of denunciations, and it also became clear who was the person who informed President Putin about the “naked Sabbath” that took place. According to Ksenia Sobchak, a citizen of the Russian Federation and Israel who participated in it, “citizen-besogon” Nikita Mikhalkov showed public activity:

Not only did he report, but also showed the infamous videos, and also accompanied them with comments about 666 and the satanic party. Putin respects him, loves him, and Mikhalkov, when he needs to, is quite capable of conveying his position, giving arguments, winding up and convincingly convincing of his point of view. That is why there was such a harsh reaction from the authorities.

This is what it means to sense the wind of change in a timely manner. Even before Nikita Sergeevich, the new trend was understood by Dmitry Anatolyevich, the same one who not so long ago for some reason repented to the Poles for the massacre of Polish prisoners of war carried out by the German Nazis in Katyn:

Stalin's guilt in the execution of Polish officers at Katyn is beyond doubt.

A year ago, ex-President Medvedev publicly read out a “motivational” telegram from the Secretary General of the CPSU Central Committee, Comrade Stalin, dated September 17, 1941:

I ask you to honestly and on time fulfill orders for the supply of hulls for tanks at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. Now I ask and hope that you will fulfill your duty to your homeland. In a few days, if you find yourself in violation of your duty to your homeland, I will begin to trash you as criminals who neglect the honor and interests of your homeland.

That is, now Comrade Stalin is already a positive hero, right?

From the latter, it would be appropriate to quote Belarusian President Lukashenko, who cited the USSR as an example of how it would be worth building relations with Ukraine and the Baltic countries:

As for Antarctica, correctly in the Soviet Union no one divided anything, they worked together. And I'm very happy. Like you, I think, too. We're glad we didn't break up. We are doing a common cause.

Again, I’m projecting: what prevented Ukraine and the Baltic countries from working with us like that? This is our world, we have been building it for several decades, we won this terrible war together. Well, let's move in this direction! No, I don’t want to - they are looking for a better life beyond the seas.

This is where I would like to meaningfully conclude this review.
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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 29 January 2024 18: 26
    +4
    It is not enough to return to Soviet names. It is imperative to return to Soviet quality and price, and it is important to realize that in Soviet times, manufacturers prioritized the quality of products and services, and then profit. Now, on the contrary, profit comes first, and everything else comes later!!! We are from the healthiest, most well-read, educated, and cultural country. They became what they are, unfortunately. And after a reassessment of values, we puzzle over the officer classes and the transfer of the capital to Siberia, etc.... And what went wrong...
    1. RUR Offline RUR
      RUR 29 January 2024 22: 23
      -4
      In the world - not only in the West - they are actively introducing robots, 3-dimensional printers, AI, etc. - the working class is in decline, and even some professions that require higher education... - and Turan is back in communism, enriched with the bright Eurasian idea.. .back to the future, so you say?
      1. Elena123 Offline Elena123
        Elena123 (elena) 30 January 2024 09: 15
        +2
        Higher education is not required everywhere. I have never understood people who don’t want to work as chief accountants, why do they need higher education, those who don’t want to work as engineers, architects too, why do they go to college? For the crust?
        Our country really needs factories and plants, and factories and plants need good workers who are trained in technical schools. Let them remove the damned Unified State Exam and return written and oral exams for admission and graduation from schools, technical schools and institutes. Most of today's excellent students are not ahead of the USSR-era C students in terms of knowledge.
        1. RUR Offline RUR
          RUR 30 January 2024 12: 26
          +2
          Here we are talking about some professions where higher education is required, but which will simply be replaced by AI and robots, and not about where the country needs factories with technicians and good workers... and then, don’t worry, because AI and robots are not about the Russian Federation...
      2. Insolent in a jacket 20 February 2024 02: 25
        +2
        In fact, the LUNOKHOD - for that time - a SUPER ROBOT... was developed and SUCCESSFULLY used in the Soviet Union..., only Twenty years after the Victory in the Terrible War...

        Not to see that Potential... which was skillfully ditched by local party nomenklatura Judases under the wise leadership of Western intelligence services... - can only be a fool or a fanatic of Western, so-called values... greedy thieves-exploiters... and other - "capitalist values", the consequences of "assimilation and indigestion" of which - We have only just begun to clear up... Including in the process of SVO!..
    2. Watching Offline Watching
      Watching (Alex) 1 February 2024 15: 50
      +1
      In Soviet times, manufacturers prioritized the quality of products and services

      Nonsense about "Soviet quality". It could only be in the defense industry. And if you believe in the quality of Soviet consumer goods, then explain to me, born in 1949, why everyone was running after foreign products - Iranian razor blades, Polish shoes, Czech sunglasses, GDR photographic equipment, etc. - and only losers had Soviet consumer goods, while the children of the elite showed off in fart clothes? Did you yourself live a conscious life at that time to know?
  2. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
    Paul3390 (Paul) 29 January 2024 18: 28
    +8
    Many of the affairs of our party and people will be distorted and spat upon, primarily abroad, and in our country too. ...And my name will also be slandered and slandered. Many atrocities will be attributed to me. ...The strength of the USSR lies in the friendship of peoples. The spearhead of the struggle will be aimed primarily at breaking this friendship, at separating the border regions from Russia. ...Nationalism will raise its head with particular force. It will suppress internationalism and patriotism for a while, only for a while. National groups within nations and conflicts will arise. Many pygmy leaders will appear, traitors within their nations.

    In general, in the future, development will take more complex and even frantic paths, the turns will be extremely sharp. Things are coming to a point where the East will become especially agitated. Sharp contradictions with the West will arise. And yet, no matter how events develop, time will pass, and the eyes of new generations will be turned to the deeds and victories of our socialist Fatherland. New generations will come year after year. They will once again raise the banner of their fathers and grandfathers and give us full credit. They will build their future on our past

    Comrade Stalin was right as always. We simply have nothing to build a bright future on except the great Soviet past. Even now, we survive and even win somewhere only thanks to the fact that we stand on the shoulders of the giants of the Soviet era. The bourgeois Russian Federation has not been able to generate anything, no positive meanings, no sane projects for the future in all 30 years. So, we will have to take what we have, and what has already proven its extreme effectiveness.
  3. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 29 January 2024 18: 32
    +1
    By the way, about cultural figures and some overly active citizens. The recent scandalous “naked” party led to a whole series of denunciations, and it also became clear who was the person who informed President Putin about the “naked Sabbath” that took place.

    If someone in power likes it. Then you need to share with the country for collecting money in such events. The Northern Military District still needs our support. Let some of the money go to the SVO. from concerts and similar parties.
  4. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 29 January 2024 18: 44
    +10
    Tinsel. The USSR is, first of all, a social system, and not Alenka chocolate and Stolichnaya vodka. For such comparisons, analogies and conclusions, the author in the time of Joseph Vissarionovich would have gone to cut down forests without the right to correspondence. It’s even somehow inconvenient for the author that he doesn’t understand this. When ownership of the means of production moves from private to public, then we’ll talk about returning to the USSR.
    1. Retired from the digital age (Retired digital age) 30 January 2024 11: 46
      +2
      Social ownership of the means of production is just a declaration (such as land for peasants, factories for workers). In fact, under socialism there were two types of ownership of the means of production: state (i.e. bureaucratic, which is often confused with public) and collective farm-cooperative. Working at a state-owned enterprise, you could in no way influence either the means of production or the products produced by them; in contrast to the collective farm-cooperative system, the fate of which was theoretically decided by the general meeting of collective farmers.
      1. strange guest Offline strange guest
        strange guest (Strange Guest) 30 January 2024 16: 53
        -4
        And which official in the USSR belonged to the Ministry of Gas Industry, for example, or Medium Engineering? Really the Minister? And did he pocket the profit? But that's just a distraction)
        In fact, I always say that CAPITALISM is the pinnacle of socio-economic development of human society. And it’s stupid to lament both the author and the reader about the USSR that has gone into oblivion. This was a dead-end branch of evolution - as we now well understand.
  5. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 29 January 2024 18: 48
    +9
    Back to the future: why has the demand for everything “Soviet” increased in Russia?

    Because despite all its shortcomings, the USSR provided a real alternative in development, showed that the people can govern the state and that the state can be for the people. And the destruction of the USSR was far from necessary and inevitable. The example of China really shows that sensible elements of capitalism fit well into the socialist system and that capitalism in its pure form is by no means the only possible path of development. But at the same time, socialism in its pure form (as in theory) is not very attractive. Most likely, it was China that managed to find the right path, but it does not strive to follow this path by leaps and bounds, preferring the gradual development and merging of the two systems both in the social structure and in the economy and in politics.
    1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
      Paul3390 (Paul) 29 January 2024 19: 03
      +6
      China had 40 years of quiet life, Western investment and access to world markets. If Comrade Stalin had all this, I assure you, everything would have gone completely wrong for us. But - there were 10 years to do everything, about everything, and only our own resources. So there was simply no other way...
      1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 29 January 2024 21: 26
        -6
        China had 40 years of quiet life

        What are you doing?

        Western investments

        And we didn’t have them at all? What about access to world markets?

        If Comrade Stalin had all this

        What, it wasn’t? Are you still looking for enemies? Aren't you tired?
        1. Elena123 Offline Elena123
          Elena123 (elena) 30 January 2024 09: 25
          +2
          What, it wasn’t? Are you still looking for enemies? Aren't you tired?

          - there were only natural resources. There were no developed technologies and production. Developed countries in terms of technology did not want to share their achievements or transfer their technologies to us. They went to China and transferred it, although not completely, but this was enough to quickly create a modern, technologically advanced production of everything. These countries did not suggest anything to the USSR and Russia except to share our wealth with it. Remember the case with OPEL, it seemed that almost everything was decided and then they backed off just to avoid modern technologies from falling into the hands of Russia, and in the end they sold everything to the Chinese.
  6. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) 29 January 2024 18: 59
    0
    Strange topic “Antarctica”, was it that the Il-76 was shot down by the Greek S-300 complex? Now we can expect gifts from the Turkish S-400; there is only one commander in the NATO alliance, the USA? Why is there a request for everything? The universal principle of “do no harm, do no harm” is enough! Or humanism will not work, the principle is Soviet!
  7. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 29 January 2024 19: 01
    +10
    Again Odessa noise. We must look not at statements and PR, but at actions, at results. As a result, we have a ruined state, a bunch of thieves, oligarchs who have become respected people, mafia power, a comprador bourgeoisie and capitalism in the country. There will be nostalgia for the Soviet, in the USSR there was equality, brotherhood, justice, the exploitation of man by man was prohibited, the people lived under socialism and built communism, there was faith in a happy future. Communism is Heaven on Earth. What happiness can capitalism give? Capitalism is Hell on Earth.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 29 January 2024 21: 29
      +1
      Quote: vlad127490
      in the USSR there was equality, brotherhood, justice, the exploitation of man by man was prohibited, the people lived under socialism and built communism, there was faith in a happy future. Communism is Heaven on Earth

      Unfortunately, often only on paper. But, of course, this was not the basis for the collapse of the USSR, as I wrote about above.
  8. Yarik83 Offline Yarik83
    Yarik83 (J. Yarmosh 8-bit Music) 29 January 2024 19: 01
    +1
    Putin is not in power. We have executive, legislative and judicial power. Find the President in these three branches! Well, what can you do if you stubbornly refuse to understand that the Constitution was written to us by the enemy 30 years ago? We continue to live in a fairy tale and tell this fairy tale to others.
    Yes, and also, Stalin was actually ALWAYS a positive leader.
    Putin hinted that after we regain sovereignty, cities such as Leningrad and Stalingrad that are significant for our history and for our descendants will definitely be renamed back.
    And as long as these cities are called as they are now, we are still a province of the unipolar American world.
    It's all stupidly simple!
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 29 January 2024 22: 52
      +2
      Quote: Yarik83
      Find the President in these three branches!

      Isn’t it your destiny to read the Constitution?
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      2. bobba94 Offline bobba94
        bobba94 (Vladimir) 31 January 2024 18: 56
        0
        Isn’t it your destiny to read the Constitution?

        I remembered Kuzma Prutkov: “If “Lion” is written on a cage with a donkey, don’t believe your eyes.....
  9. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 29 January 2024 19: 11
    -12
    The communists were traitors to Russia both at the beginning of their history and at the end of the existence of the USSR.
    It was the communists who surrendered the USSR, signing Belovezh'e and criminally splitting the remnants of the former great Russia.

    By the 90s, communist organizations had turned into organized crime communities and feeding grounds. It was the Komsomol-communist activist who was the most
    a violent and criminal organizer of the cutting of property.

    The collapse of the USSR is when the foundation, the foundation, rotted. There is none left. And perhaps this is why modern Russia is returning to the old imperial, traditional Russia.
    And this is understandable to most.
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 29 January 2024 20: 16
      +12
      really...

      Is it possible to call the first artificial satellite of the Earth, the first man in space, a third of the world's air travel on Soviet aircraft a success???

      planning 6 aircraft in 1000 years is a success and a breakthrough... and it doesn’t matter that they won’t be produced...

      how the endless May decrees, national projects, etc. have not been implemented...

      and schools with hospitals are clearly a communist relic... after all, you can study and receive treatment from the priests...
    2. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 29 January 2024 20: 22
      +10
      Communists were traitors to Russia

      I don’t want to upset your cozy little world, but Nicholas II was overthrown not by the Bolsheviks... but by those same characters who swore allegiance to the Emperor and frantically crossed their foreheads in churches...

    3. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
      Paul3390 (Paul) 29 January 2024 20: 36
      +9
      Tell me - if a character violates every single commandment, robs, rapes, kills, steals, but at the same time regularly goes to church and carries a cross around his belly - can he be considered a Christian? No? Why do you call the figures who betrayed every single ideal and attitude communists? Does a party card make a person a communist? No - only his business. Just like a Christian...
  10. Nelton Offline Nelton
    Nelton (Oleg) 29 January 2024 19: 28
    -3
    against the backdrop of the Northern Military District....had to roll back to Soviet standards

    Soviet standards are a large army of conscripts, many tanks, ignoring UAVs even after the Lebanese defeat of Soviet-standard air defense in 1982.

    Now, on the contrary, they thought of paying the soldiers on the front line enough so that there would be an influx of male volunteers, without looking at the salaries of colonels at headquarters.
    The gaps with drones are being successfully filled.
    Thermal imagers are not as bad as the adversaries would like.
    Armored vehicles are used with caution.
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 29 January 2024 20: 19
      +9
      There is only one question left: why did they mobilize 300 of those who were not eager to go to the front, if everything is so wonderful in your fairy tales?

      look at the queues at the military registration and enlistment offices in the first hours of 22.06.1941/XNUMX/XNUMX and compare with current realities...

      such queues could be seen during the assault on Upper Lars... and in the queues for Nadezhdin’s signature...

      By the way, could you remind me who was in power in 1941?

      oh yes, I forgot... in spite of Stalin and for the “bun and tram”...

      and, apparently, for the Mannerheim board...
      1. Nelton Offline Nelton
        Nelton (Oleg) 29 January 2024 22: 10
        +2
        Quote: Nikolai Volkov
        Why did they mobilize 300 people who weren’t eager to go to the front?

        At that time, they had not yet decided to pay soldiers on the front line like in PMCs (i.e., more rear colonels).

        Quote: Nikolai Volkov
        in the first hours of June 22.06.1941, XNUMX

        Do not compare the “people’s war, the holy war,” when the enemy invaded our territory, with the Northern Military District, which began on the orders of our Supreme Commander-in-Chief with the entry of troops into the territory of a recognized state.

        with current realities...

        And of course, under the Northern Military District it will not be possible to recruit motivated people for full-blooded divisions and armies “according to Soviet standards.”
  11. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 29 January 2024 19: 36
    -11
    Well, yes, of course... And the fact that it is the commies who are to blame for the forced Ukrainization of Russian lands and the emergence of the artificial state of Ukyurin is like... And now our guys at the front have to correct this... There is no need to hang noodles on people’s ears, who lived under the Soviets in reality, and not in Moscow in the family of a diplomat (like Shakhnazarov), who doesn’t need a communist regime for nothing...
  12. Beidodir Offline Beidodir
    Beidodir (Beidodir) 29 January 2024 20: 02
    +8
    Quote: RFR
    Well, yes, of course... And the fact that it is the commies who are to blame for the forced Ukrainization of Russian lands and the emergence of the artificial state of Ukyurin is like... And now our guys at the front have to correct this... There is no need to hang noodles on people’s ears, who lived under the Soviets in reality, and not in Moscow in the family of a diplomat (like Shakhnazarov), who doesn’t need a communist regime for nothing...

    is this history according to the version of the prominent historian-researcher Putin?
  13. Beidodir Offline Beidodir
    Beidodir (Beidodir) 29 January 2024 20: 04
    +6
    Quote from Hiker
    The communists were traitors to Russia at the beginning of their history
    and at the end of the existence of the USSR.
    It was the communists who surrendered the USSR, signing Belovezh'e and criminally splitting the remnants of the former great Russia.

    By the 90s, communist organizations had turned into organized crime communities and feeding grounds. It was the Komsomol-communist activist who was the most
    a violent and criminal organizer of the cutting of property.

    The collapse of the USSR is when the foundation, the foundation, rotted. There is none left. And perhaps this is precisely why modern Russia is returning to the old imperial, traditional Russia.
    And this is understandable to most.

    What a fierce delirium belay It’s necessary to collect all the anti-Soviet rubbish in one comment fool
    1. Platon Verdictov 29 January 2024 20: 44
      +1
      Because most communists were opportunists and crooks.

      A majority, not a majority, but enough to collapse the country. Simply in fact, these are exactly the kind that smoothly flowed into all post-Soviet parties in power, regardless of their name. A thinking people should have been concerned about what good could be expected from such people.
  14. Owl Offline Owl
    Owl (Philip) 29 January 2024 20: 28
    +2
    There are no miracles, no “magic wand”, no “miracle guarantor” can revive the Soviet Union, not in 6 months, not in 6 years. The unity of the People and the “authorities” is necessary, then systematically, without idiotic “extreme measures”, the State can be revived. Drop by drop, step by step, and the goal will be achieved, but at the present time, “the authorities” are lining their pockets, the People are surviving and degrading, “friends-oligarchs” are diluting and dividing the People of Russia, distributing citizenship to migrant workers who are socially alien. When We Are All Together, not in words and in slogans, then there will be Victory.
  15. Platon Verdictov 29 January 2024 20: 35
    +8
    I don’t remember about Medvedev, but Putin repented for Katyn, even on his knees, as part of the bankrupt strategy of “his bourgeois”, you need to understand. The guarantor once again refused to participate in the election debates, and this, in my opinion, is much more pornographic than any of the overseas squabbles. By the way, refusal to debate and answer questions in parliamentary commissions means bad luck for a political career. And now we have such strong candidates that it is even impossible to imagine who, in general, could ask him a question about Katyn and 1000 others.
    We must judge by deeds, and not by schizophrenic-patriotic demagoguery. It seems like a bald banality, but it comes through slowly.
    sad
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 29 January 2024 22: 45
      0
      I don’t know what to say about “this” democracy. Yeltsin was elected in a seemingly democratic manner, but to no avail. The most striking example is Hitler, who was elected democratically. Now, of course, we don’t have democracy, but the president-leader is the best in the last 50 years. However, this is also not good, since the environment is turning bronze and will no longer allow others into power besides their own, and this will end with another revolution or a serious shake-up.
  16. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 29 January 2024 20: 45
    +8
    The need for the USSR is just a fog - an illusion, because in the modern world order, in the conditions of confrontation with the entire Western perverted hostile world, there are no other bonds capable of replacing the old ideology with something new that can unite. There are no other heroes, examples, ideas - this is such a straw. The political strategists grabbed onto it, because... We didn’t think of a better option in advance. The ideas of the wallet, the market, capital are alien to most of the common people - the only thing that can somehow change the vacuum of ideology is the USSR. Well, if you don’t want to woo a king, the people won’t understand. Believe me, this is a whole technology and teams and funds for promotion. This is not spontaneous - this is directing.
    1. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 29 January 2024 21: 01
      +2
      A very balanced comment.
  17. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 29 January 2024 22: 38
    +2
    Only those who were already quite old there, I think over 30, now over 60, and even more or less educated, can adequately judge the Soviet past. In the last two decades before the collapse of the USSR, people lived mostly in poor and average conditions, depending on their personal qualities and place of residence. What was good was that the majority of people lived approximately the same and it seemed that such life existed, especially since in previous decades they lived even worse.
    Anecdote of those times:

    At a meeting of the Central Committee, a question to the first secretary of the Yaroslavl regional party committee: What have you done to solve the food program in the region? Answer: They launched another train to Moscow.
  18. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 January 2024 23: 17
    +5
    All nonsense.
    But the author reported his observations, so what? And thousands of other authors reported, so what?
    Well, Russia lives and develops on the legacy of the USSR: Films, music, pipelines, resource extraction, planes, tanks, missiles, nuclear submarines... There is little new in 30 years... little. (compare 1917 and 1947)
    Putin still said there would be no return. That is, Capitalism, oligarchy and hereditary officials are now our everything.
    The country is turning into a hereditary class society, with the cult of a loser-tsar, high-ranking noble officials, untouchable business Russian oligarchs and their majors, either racing around the night capital, or at naked parties and yachts, or beating someone in a cell personally on camera. ....
    And the “Soviet request for the crowd” ..... if there is a PR need - they will give the grandmothers red banners, they will order - and the grandmothers with the banners will disappear without a trace into nowhere ...
    Who in the media remembers her now, where is she now “a grandmother with a red flag - a symbol of the Northern Military District”???? (polite if)
    1. Yarik83 Offline Yarik83
      Yarik83 (J. Yarmosh 8-bit Music) 30 January 2024 08: 43
      -3
      If it turns out differently later, without oligarchs and other crap, will you apologize to everyone? Or are you fucking? Everyone here is ready to fart with their mouths. There are only one and a half of you who are really smart here. I'm already sick of you.
  19. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (Von) 30 January 2024 03: 46
    +6
    For example, the All-Russian Exhibition Center, or VVC, returned its old name VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). 81% of Russians surveyed voted for the revival of the title of “Hero of Labor”. The GTO standards have returned - ready for work and defense. ITAR-TASS has again become simply TASS, which is again “authorized to declare.”

    And then the real “hard workers” surfaced...



    Therefore, the miners’ movement is understandable

  20. Train Offline Train
    Train (Denis) 30 January 2024 08: 18
    +6
    What films did Mikhalkov make about the Second World War, the Red Army fought with sticks, he should be the first to be put up against the wall!!!!!
  21. Pound Offline Pound
    Pound (Alexander) 30 January 2024 09: 39
    +6
    Quote: Train
    What films did Mikhalkov make about the Second World War, the Red Army fought with sticks, he should be the first to be put up against the wall!!!!!

    I had to lick it in due time, so I licked it, how could I do without it? There Putin and Mendel repented in front of the Psheks for Katyn and scolded J.V. STALIN and nothing...
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (Von) 30 January 2024 16: 26
      0
      Who cares? Sobchachka, or...
  22. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 30 January 2024 11: 32
    0
    It clearly follows from the article that Putin does not know what is happening in the country.
    Mikhalkov told him about the “naked party” out of great friendship.
    This means that Putin knows nothing about what is happening in the cultural sphere.
    But only in the cultural sphere?!
    At a minimum, Putin’s surroundings are strange, if not hostile to Russia.
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (Von) 30 January 2024 13: 08
      +2
      Maybe stop giving free food? Let him go to the store, for him it will be another quest - from communism to feudal-bourgeois society.
  23. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 30 January 2024 11: 51
    -2
    Back to the future: why has the demand for everything “Soviet” increased in Russia?

    Cargo cult.
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (Von) 30 January 2024 13: 06
      +1
      Quote: Rhetorical Rita
      Back to the future: why has the demand for everything “Soviet” increased in Russia?

      Cargo cult.

      Probably because in those days the oligarchs were afraid to show their noses, and an ordinary person could always earn his 150 rubles and not worry about what to do with his children. Growing up, we didn’t know that one St. Petersburg club would ruin everything.
    2. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 30 January 2024 13: 16
      +1
      Cargo cult.

      No, Rita. Rather, “phantom pains” in the current reality...
  24. Missile Offline Missile
    Missile (basil kulish) 1 February 2024 14: 43
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    If Stalin and Lenin are positive, then why are they covered with a screen? Or does Putin know something that we don’t know?
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (Von) 2 February 2024 05: 25
      +2
      Quote: Rocket
      If Stalin and Lenin are positive, then why are they covered with a screen? Or does Putin know something that we don’t know?

      A hint about our path, they say, we are going our own way, but we use their methods because we don’t have our own, but there is a desire to reach their heights. In general, romantics of the bourgeois-feudal regime.