This is the centre point of discussion. Most of the people here putting aside Russian Bad Wolf or Bear, ethocentrism, tribalism, you are not like us ergo you are evil etc chauvinist nonsense are talking about a particular period of Soviet history - Stalinism - the political doctrine which dze Jughashvili aka the Man of Steel implemented in the USSR during the years of his reign, including mentioned in this thread collectivisation of agricultural lands, nationalization of all means of production and mainly the creation of a cult of personality through an extensive use of propaganda. On the opposite side is Hitlerism, the reign of Hitler in Germany which ended abruptly with the defeat of the Third Reich. Note nobody talks about post-Stalin Soviet periods, Khrushchev and his fight with the established cult of personality, Soviet Union during Breznev, the short rule of Chernenko and Andropov or Gorbachev and his Glasnost and Perestroika.
At the same time, the party elite understood that after 40 years of repression, a small personal gulag appeared in the head of every Soviet citizen. And it told the man what he could do and what he could say and what he shouldn’t.
From communicating with the Russians now I also come to the conclusion that something similar has appeared in the head of the current Russian generation. The FSB did its best
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