- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
Well, let's start with the fact that even now not everyone would like to live in the USSR. Yes, this group is noticeable, but it is not the majority.
Further, many of them were physically unable to get out at that time due to their age, including negative ones
And many of those who were against it died, even of natural causes.
And now for the fun part. There is a stratum of those who then wanted to leave the USSR, but now they want to go back. And they are not so few. There are 2 explanations for this: first, many of the shortcomings were smoothed out in the memories. secondly, many hopes were not fulfilled
Because no one attacked. I do not rule out that if the USSR had been attacked (physically, militarily) by an obvious external enemy in the late 1980s, there would have been huge losses, shock, but as a result, instead of collapse, unification would have taken place. And we would stand up for them, and accept any restrictions, and accept any hardships – but we would defend our country. But there was no one to defend against. There was a process of collapse. Why should I, as a Russian, defend myself against the secession of Uzbekistan? Why should an Uzbek defend itself against the secession of Uzbekistan from the USSR? The Russians have silently accepted that the “national suburbs” want to steer themselves. The prevailing point of view was expressed in the phrase: “To hell with them, let them separate, we'll live without them”, despite the fact that the real separation of Belarus and Ukraine from Russia could not even have been dreamed of until it happened. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the city, the local elite, who sensed the authorities, diligently fueled nationalism and poured into their ears that “we fed the Muscovite parasites, and now everything will be ours and we will live like in normal countries!”. When you don't want to pick up a shovel to work from dark to dark, it's very easy to believe that all the polymers were stolen by the damned Russians.
The second important question: in order to come to the defense, you need to unite around something or someone. I would have decided then to stand up for the unity of the country. I took my gun and went outside… We have already discussed who to fight. There is no enemy. But that's not all! And who should I protect? There was no single pro-Soviet center that would have clearly expressed its readiness to stand for the preservation of the country to the last bullet, and which side I could go to with this gun – there was no. The central management clearly demonstrated its utter managerial impotence. The State Emergency Committee could not stay in power – the chickens laugh! Gorbachev, instead of shooting the putschists and tightening the screws, fell apart and stupidly surrendered the country. The situation is similar to the coup d'etat in an African country, where the conspirators first kill the previous “father of the nation”: then everything turns into a carnival, because there is no one to protect, and all the more or less far-sighted ones run over to the side of the putschists.
The reason is simple. The Gorbachev USSR was no longer the USSR that people now like to remember. It was a territory of dope and chaos, from which everyone just ran in different directions.
And all because they did not come out to defend the Russian Empire in February 1917 from the disastrous reforms of Kerensky and the company. Pissed off. Because heroes are killed in wars, and survive and leave offspring ssyklyavye deserters and evaders. Hence the fucking slogan: “a bad peace is better than a good war.” And you think about it, did you smell better? Is slavery better than fame? Your ancestors turn over in their graves when they hear this from you!
Yes, because in 1991 it was no longer a very Union of not very Soviet so-so Socialist Republics. As they say, it's too late to drink borjomi if the kidneys have fallen off. It was necessary to leave in 1953, at least in 1985, and in 1991 it was already equivalent to trying to reanimate a dismembered corpse.
Well, first of all, not most Russians like the USSR. I lived there and remember how Brezhnev died. Yes, there were a lot of things that I would like to return, but my attitude towards the USSR is 50/50. In 1991, no one came out in defense of the State Emergency Committee, because it was immediately clear how stupidly organized the coup was (or rather, NOT organized at all). Well, there was a huge euphoria in society – it seemed that we needed to drop the ballast in the form of Central Asia and all sorts of freeloaders like Cuba, and in a couple of years we would live like in America-Europe. Why the hopes were not fulfilled is another question.