Do they have a similar idea to Putin? What Country Email List assessment can they have today of a character like Lenin? As far as I remember from the opinion polls in 2017, on the centenary of the Revolution, when people were asked to Country Email List evaluate the different periods of Soviet history, the view of the Revolution and of Lenin was more positive than that of the Soviet Union. Putin maintains. Now, in opinion polls, those people who rated Country Email List Stalin positively were the ones who usually said they also liked Lenin, while Putin only liked one of them. At the time, this seemed to be a topic of discussion, but not passionate discussion.
In other words, people were interested in Country Email List thinking about it, but it didn't seem to matter much. As for Soviet nostalgia, it was certainly very strong among the Russian population during the first decades after the fall of the ussr . However, I Country Email List suppose that the generational change has been fading it. In other words, we now have an entire generation that was not raised or educated in the ussr . And one could assume that that will reduce Country Email List that feeling of nostalgia. However, I'm not sure I can confirm this directly through research or observation. It is simply an assumption.
How has Russian studies changed since the Country Email List beginning of your career and what are the levels of collaboration with Russian historians today? Now those relationships are common and there are completely normal contacts. There are really productive intellectual collaborations, like that between the British historian Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Country Email List in Moscow. In my case, I don't have any close collaboration like the one I just mentioned, but of course I have an ongoing professional conversation with several Russians who are experts on Country Email List various topics I work on.