Putin maintains. Now, in opinion Country Email List polls, those people who rated Stalin positively were the ones who usually said they also liked Lenin, while Putin only liked one of them. At the time, this seemed to be a topic of discussion, but not passionate Country Email List discussion. In other words, people were interested in thinking about it, but it didn't seem to matter much. As for Soviet nostalgia, it was certainly very strong among the Russian population Country Email List during the first decades after the fall of the ussr . However, I suppose that the generational change has been fading it.
In other words, we now have an entire Country Email List generation that was not raised or educated in the ussr . And one could assume that that will reduce that feeling of nostalgia. However, I'm not sure I can confirm this directly through research or Country Email List observation. It is simply an assumption. How has Russian studies changed since the beginning of your career and what are the levels of collaboration with Russian historians today? Now these relationships are common and there are completely normal contacts. There are really productive intellectual Country Email List collaborations, like that between the British historian Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk in Moscow.
In my case, I don't have any close Country Email List collaboration like the one I just mentioned, but of course I have an ongoing professional conversation with several Russians who are experts on various topics I work on. Until now, this type of Country Email List communication has continued. But if the war drags on, this is likely to change: there will be more suspicion of Westerners by Russians (and vice versa), and intellectual and professional relations Country Email List will suffer. Time is running out in this contest, one of whose determining scenarios will be the 2023 elections.