30 years on, only one Russian in 100 connects USSR with Red Terror, shootings and GULAG

GULAG prisoners awaiting commands from the guard. Millions of Soviet and foreign citizens were killed, starved or worked to death in camps like this. (Image: thegulag.org)Given Vladimir Putin’s obsession with the Soviet Union whose demise he regularly calls “the greatest geopolitical disaster” of the 20th century, one might assume that most Russians would remember more about it than they do. But a new poll suggests such an assumption would be wrong. And what they do remember is influenced by nostalgia …

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