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  1. The term “imperialism” does not apply at all to peoples, only to States.

    If we talk about relations between Russians and other peoples within the USSR, then, in general, the Soviet Union was originally an “empire of positive discrimination”: the Russians as a people were put in a flawed position due to the need to compensate, as it is now called, for their “privileges”. Under late Stalin, the situation leveled off somewhat, but not completely.

    Later, the situation began to worsen again: when the economic situation worsened, a struggle began for reduced resources, and the other republics very actively began to pull the blanket on themselves. As a result, the Russians went berserk, elected Yeltsin – and in the end, this led to the collapse of the Union.

  2. The author should be advised to understand the issue a little. The very minimum is to read Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich was frank on national issues and made it clear what place the Great Russians should take in the USSR.

    Other obvious information is numbers. This is money.�

    This is population growth. It was about the same for the rest of the time in the USSR. The population of all the republics grew evenly.

    Now let's see how the population of a. t. units in real-world empires works.

    The population of Ireland in 1841 was 6,528,799. And in 1911 it was already 3,139,688. In London, no one really steamed.

    Again, the question of languages – the Irish language was forced out by the British, and in the USSR, on the contrary, national languages were systematized and put in order, so that some national language could be used in schools.men, along with the “dry-administrative” Russian language, could also learn “mother's native language”.

    That's about it. You can add a lot, but I went through the main thing.

  3. In the USSR, there was a militant” internationalism ” of a Russophobic nature. The International Bolsheviks who seized power in 1917 accused the Russian people of” chauvinism ” and placed them in a discriminatory position for at least 20 years. In the future, this discrimination gradually weakened, but it did not completely disappear until the very end of Bolshevik power. The last Russophobe in power was Andropov, who did not allow the Russians what was in all the union republics-their own republican CP. That is why, after the collapse of the USSR, local ethnic elites formed on the basis of their own national KP came to power in all the former Soviet republics, and Russia continues to live with a multinational and non-national elite remaining in power in Moscow, the capital. So it is not clear-what kind of” veiled Russian imperialism ” are we talking about?

  4. well, no one in the ideology of the imperialist habits of the USSR denied and did not hide, the world revolution, everything.

    only this is not the imperialism of the Russian people, but the imperialism of communist / Bolshevik ideology. the Russian people are one of the most affected by the Soviet regime(except for the forcibly resettled Chenech Tatars, etc.), the level of banal gasification in Ukraine and Lithuania is higher than in the Moscow region, where is the imperialism of the Russian people, and this is not to mention the policy of Korenization (a special case of Ukrainization).

  5. this was a consequence of people wanting to change the unifying doctrine. Initially, people are united by ethnicity, religion, language, and skin color. everything else comes from our upbringing. The USSR tried to provide an education where people would unite around the idea of a bright future, the idea of creating a country without vulgar religiosity, oligarchs, where work would be a priority for the development of society. but the idea began to get distorted and the union broke up.

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