69 million page views

Remembering the Collapse of the Soviet Empire Differently - Perstroika and Glasnost Not Fondly Remembered by Modern Russian Perceptions

Reader comment on item: National Character, Odds and Ends
in response to reader comment: Europe as Ancient Target

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 1, 2022 at 14:47

If there is one aspect of the Ukrainian incursion that brings to mind the well-known desires of the Russian leader to return to the Soviet inspired reign of Stalinistic dominance in the region (not just in the current domain of the CIS)y, it is the remembrance that the Ukraine was once the premier territorial holding of the former Украї́нська Соціалісти́чна Радя́нська Респу́бліка; the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. This has got to be frustrating.
The world lives out in this post Soviet era, post Perstroika and Glasnost period of indeterminate Russian ambitions and wavering economies with the one very pertinent, but apparently hard to distinguish aspect that the Russian needs to change that entire paradigm for some ill-perceived process of recovering a sense of validation for taking over the Russian remnants of empire and making it great again. It is his purpose.
It will not end well if it does not go his way; many will pay for opposing it.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Remembering the Collapse of the Soviet Empire Differently - Perstroika and Glasnost Not Fondly Remembered by Modern Russian Perceptions by M Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)