Back in the USSR: reexamining the Soviet past

  • 2008-11-28
"Back in the USSR" you don't know how lucky you are to be back in the USSR - That ironic refrain from the Beatles - 1968 hit song paints a different picture of the Soviet Union than most would have imagined then or now. Nearly one generation has passed since the fall of the communism in Eastern Europe, and we now begin to see a certain nostalgia developing for those times. USSR t-shirts abound, and we can see people wearing them in London and Paris, just as much as in Riga or Moscow. One can’t help but wonder, however, at this selective me...
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