More Than Half of Russians Want the Soviet Union Resurrected

https://images.thetrumpet.com/571693dc!h.355,id.13832,m.fit,w.640

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses a rally at the Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow. (DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Some 25 years after the Soviet Union’s collapse, the majority of Russians say they regret that it happened. An April 19 Interfax report discussed the statistics, which were derived from a Levada Center survey (Trumpet translation throughout):

More than half of Russians believe that the Soviet Union’s collapse could have been avoided (51 percent) and regret that it happened (56 percent) .… The majority of respondents (58 percent) said they would welcome the revival of the Soviet Union and the socialist system, while 44 percent said that currently it is unrealistic. At the same time, one in three (31 percent) said they would not want to rebuild the old Soviet socialist system.

Continue reading

“Russia clearly benefits from Brussels attacks”: expert

If you’ve been a reader of this site for a while, this remark about Europe taking an extreme right turn is no new news, at all.

The comment (and a few more) about Russia’s benefit in the article is from Vladimir Putin’s mouthpiece, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, as seen here:

 

 

Ukraine Today is joined by Oleh Belokolos, Maidan for Foreign Affairs NGO Department of Bilateral Relations Director, to discuss the situation in Europe after Brussels attacks.

“It is very clear that [the recent terror attacks in Europe] are beneficial to Russia. And probably many Europeans are shocked by yesterday’s comment of [Russian MP] Zhyrynovskiy, who said that this is clearly beneficial to Russia,” the expert said, according to Ukraine Today. Continue reading