Putin’s political technologists have successfully interpreted the nostalgia for the youth of the older generation of Russians into a modern model of the development of a totalitarian imperial state…
And for more than three decades, the thesis has been imposed on the average person that the USSR was a fabulous dream country, and that the modern Russian Federation is that “Union.”
“Russia is like the USSR, but more better!”
“The United States and NATO are the evil that Russia is fighting against!”
“Russia has defeated Nazism and fascism!”
“Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are fraternal peoples!”
“The cult of personality of Stalin-Putin!”
“The West is rotting under the weight of immorality and barbarism!”
Stalin’s “order”, the technological and social breakthrough of the Khrushchev era, the relative well-being and obsession with the private life of Brezhnev’s time and the freedom of the Gorbachev era. Factories are opened, the state distributes housing, everyone has a job, a stable salary and social protection – these are propaganda plots of “nostalgic” Russian films in which a portrait of Stalin was always present.
Now Putin, in his image, is also trying to identify Russia with the Soviet Union: as if, look, everything is the same as in the USSR, only in a modern way, that is, better.
Here are the main slogans that could be heard before and that we hear now from the speeches of politicians, advertising posters, movies, articles in newspapers, on the Internet, radio and various social networking groups that spread pro-Soviet nostalgic posts.
Under such conditions, the Soviet past is being idealized, and calls for its revival are being made. With such false paints, Russian propaganda is trying to paint a parallel reality of Russia.