Half of Russians Still Regret Dissolution of USSR

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90 Years after USSR Birth Half of Russians Regret Its Dissolution: Half of Russians Still Regret Dissolution of USSR In December 1991, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the agreement on the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which gave the start of a peaceful disintegration of the USSR. File photo

Over half of all Russians, mainly the elderly who have no access to the Internet, regret the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The data comes from a poll published on the eve of the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the USSR, as reported by the Russian RIA-Novosti, cited by the Bulgarian News Agency BGNES.

The survey has been conducted by the All- Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) revealed.

On December 29, 1922, 90 years ago, the victorious Bolsheviks formed the Soviet Union with the unification of the Russian, Transcaucasian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian republics.

According to the VCIOM poll, 56% of Russians regret the dissolution of the Union, which is however, almost 10% less than a decade ago (65%).

33% - mainly young people, people with college degrees, and active Internet users, do not regret the dissolution, compared to 27% 10 years ago.

Two thirds of the polled agreed that Soviet Union furthered the cultural and economic development of peoples that lived on the territory of the country. At the same time, 20% believe that it was the other way around.

The state that once united 15 republics dissolved in December 1991, after the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the document which marked the end of the Soviet empire.

On December 8, 1991, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the agreement on the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which gave the start of a peaceful disintegration of the USSR. On December 12, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ratified the accords on behalf of Russia and at the same time denounced the 1922 Treaty on the Creation of the Soviet Union.

Several days later – on December 25, 1991 – the first and only Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down from office, declaring the USSR extinct.

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sa-sha - 2 Jan 2013 // 11:42:02

Obviously I haven't got Your previous post, Viking, sorry. As for the
link: You may turn to a good friend of mine, the president of a tour
operator company "Svetlana-S"(Moscow, Russia), Serge Morgachev:


Happy New Year ;-)


viking - 1 Jan 2013 // 19:16:58


AS soon as possible
Links are OK
Any knowledge would be better

Thank you

sa-sha - 31 Dec 2012 // 14:33:09

What a splendid triumph of Majority .....these guys don't allow their brain-if it exists-to interfere (sorry, Viking, really sorry).....

(1)"dear communist" from Carlos---are You OK, buddy? or-if You insist-what if to stop looking in the mirror while texting;
(2)To ask and to recommend at once, Viking? Happy New Year!
(3)Seedy...."The Jolly Cossack aka Sa-sha"---not bad, "Brown-nose"---
??? (or is it a joke from "SSeedy"?), as for the rest-this is terminally and medicine is powerless.

Finally: switch on the brain though sometimes, Majority people.

And Happy New Year!

Seedy - 31 Dec 2012 // 10:58:08

Of course some, like The Jolly Cossack aka Sa-sha the Brown-nose, haven't noticed that the USSR has indeed disintegrated. Maybe one day he'll pause in his endless worship of Vlad the Beneficent long enough to notice that Russia has finally made it out of the 19th Century.... ;)

viking - 30 Dec 2012 // 19:50:00


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Do you know any good travel companies who I could contact?

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Carlos - 30 Dec 2012 // 19:19:33

Don't forget the EU, dear communist :D

sa-sha - 30 Dec 2012 // 15:21:19

...and more interesting, dear Novinite: popularity of Stalin- just among Young Russians-increases.......Special thanks to NATO(USA+)!

Yane - 30 Dec 2012 // 13:42:06

Greatest amount of wold-wide conflict n wars since ww2 were sparked because of the disorderly fall of the ussr, add the economy went to hell.

But yeah, it's because those old people don't have TEH INTERNETS! that is the issue here?..

Take off the rose-colored glasses when it comes to the end of the cold war.

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