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Отношение к позднему советскому прошлому как объект социологического исследования

Positive emotions regarding the late Soviet period are at the center of the nostalgic sentiments
of the Russian population. Stagnation Time and the period of the reign of Leonid Brezhnev plays an important
role. Nostalgia takes on various forms, including commercialization, museumification and emotional
affect. In this article, various aspects of nostalgia for the late Soviet past are analyzed. The article is based
on the results of an online survey of residents of Russia of various ages, as well as a comparison of these
results with available data from large companies specializing in public opinion polls. The results of the
study show that the majority of respondents regret the collapse of the Soviet Union, many believe that
this collapse could have been avoided, and also consider Leonid Brezhnev to be the leader of the country
in the historical period when the people in the country lived best. Many respondents do not have positive
associations associated with the Soviet, and these respondents do not want to go back to the past, even
hypothetically. The study also showed that nostalgic reminiscences encompass representatives of different
generations, and the very perception of the late Soviet past crystallized in the mass consciousness.