Deputy Speaker of the Duma proposed to establish a day of commemoration of the collapse of the USSR

As political scientist Alexander Pozhalov explains, the prevalence of positive associations is consistent with research in recent years. We must consolidate such a serious day as the destruction of this great state, in order to remember this tragedy, to hold commemorative events: educational, educational. In an interview for the film “ Russia. In his opinion, the end of the USSR was the main geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century A bill was submitted to the State Duma, which proposes to make December 26 a day of remembrance of the end of the existence of the USSR. He noted that the USSR was the first to launch a man into space and created an “ incredible security system '', but after its collapse, many did not find themselves in the new reality, the number of crimes increased, and instead of one country formed “ divided republics and a large number of national conflicts. Recent history '' in 2021, he said that for him the end of the existence of the Soviet Union was a tragedy and the “ collapse of historical Russia '': the country lost 40% of its territory, production capacity and population. According to the Deputy Speaker of the Duma, the establishment of December 26 (on this day the USSR ceased to exist in 1991) as a special date will perpetuate the memory of “ a significant event in the history of the Russian state, a special milestone that should not be forgotten by all generations of Russian citizens '' ;. Of the negative images, the most popular was the shortage of goods and queues (5%), deception of people, restriction of freedom, stagnation and poverty were recalled by 4% of respondents, and 1% of respondents pointed to the Red Terror, shootings, repression and the Gulag. Vice-speaker of the Duma Chernyshov proposed to introduce a day of remembrance of the end of the existence of the USSR. Subscribe to RBC Instagram Get news faster than anyone Истoчник And what had been accumulated over a thousand years has been largely lost, '' & mdash; said Putin. RBC has the document; State Duma Deputy Speaker Boris Chernyshov (LDPR) proposed amendments to the law on days of military glory and memorable dates. In an explanatory note, Chernyshov calls the collapse of the USSR the main geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century, “ which led to disintegration in various spheres of society, an exacerbation of the economic and political crisis, and the emergence of conflicts on ethnic grounds. “Yes, I did suggest such an initiative. You can devote broadcasts to this topic, tell in words about events and necessarily about the consequences of the collapse of this country '', & mdash; the vice-speaker of the State Duma explained his initiative. The main associations of the respondents with the USSR & mdash; these are a bright future (21%), positive emotions and pleasant memories (13%), childhood and youth (11%), a multinational country (11%), as well as other authorities/Stalin/Lenin (8%). '' Among other consequences, he lists the strengthening of the Union republics' striving for state and economic sovereignty, the growth of corruption and banditry, and the spread of unemployment. According to a VTsIOM poll conducted within the framework of the joint project with RBC “ 30 years without the USSR '', almost every fifth Russian could not correctly decipher the abbreviation USSR & mdash; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: 11% do not know the decryption, and 8% made mistakes. '' “ Unfortunately, history is not a teacher for us, but a strict overseer who does not forgive unlearned lessons. “ We have turned into a different country completely. The more serious the unfavorable socio-economic conditions in the country now, the stronger the nostalgia for the old days, he explains, noting that many Russians agree with Putin's words that the collapse of the USSR was the main geopolitical catastrophe of the past, and the left opposition likes to turn to ideas social justice and free access to healthcare, education, etc. Such an idea was made by the vice-speaker of the State Duma from the Liberal Democratic Party Boris Chernyshov, who was born in the year of the collapse of the USSR. The reason is very simple: this year is 30 years since the collapse of the state, great in its power and history, & mdash; the country that defeated the most terrible enemy on Earth '', & mdash; said RBC Chernyshov. On December 25, 1991, President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, and the next day the Council of Republics of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR adopted a declaration on the termination of the existence of the Soviet Union. In 2005, addressing the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the collapse of the USSR was the largest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.