More than half of Russians regret collapse of Soviet Union, - poll

Source : 112 Ukraine

The main reasons for the nostalgia were "the unified economic system was destroyed" and "people lost their sense of belonging to a great power"
18:28, 25 December 2017

112 Agency

In Russia, 58% of people regret the collapse of the USSR, this is the largest figure since 2009. This is evidenced by the results of a poll conducted by the Levada Center.

In 2017, the question: "Do you regret the collapse of the USSR?" 58% answered yes, 26% - no, 16% found it difficult to answer.

"In general, the share of Russians who deplore the collapse of the Soviet Union during the period 2014-2017 fluctuates at the level of 54-58%, demonstrating a small increase in the proportion of people who regret", noted in the publication.

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The main reasons for their regret, which the survey participants choose are the following:

a single economic system is destroyed;
people lost a sense of belonging to a great power;
increased mutual distrust, fierce.

It is noted that the older the respondent is, the higher is his confidence that the disintegration of the USSR could be avoided. In 2017, this view was shared by two-thirds of the respondents (69%) among the oldest age group; one in two respondents aged 40-54 (56%), one in three in the group 25-39 (39%); every fourth adult Russian under 25 years old (27%).

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