Thursday, March 27, 2014

Matthew Kaminski: Putin's Neo-Soviet Men -

Matthew Kaminski: Putin's Neo-Soviet Men - "Late the other night at 7 Pyatnits ("7 Fridays"), one of a few fashionable restaurant bars in the Crimean capital, the Soviet national anthem came on the karaoke machine. A couple of guys grabbed the microphone. Their girlfriends and a few others joined in, formed a dancing circle and together sang out the last refrain, "O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,/ To Communism's triumph lead us on!"

None of them looked old enough to remember the U.S.S.R. They wore casual clothes and carried smartphones. It's safe to say their nostalgia wasn't for class struggle or the Soviet lifestyle. This kind of nod to past Soviet glory is a favored way to express support for a revived Great Russian power in the future."

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