Why look back? Citizens' attitudes toward the Communist Regime in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Gherghina, S. and Klymenko, L. (2012) Why look back? Citizens' attitudes toward the Communist Regime in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Problems of Post-Communism, 59(1), pp. 55-65. (doi:10.2753/PPC1075-8216590105)

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Abstract

Nostalgia for the communist past originates in positive evaluations of communist political and economic systems and in identification with the Soviet Union. It is people's socialization in a particular political culture and identity, rather than their negative feelings toward the current regime and its performance, that explains this phenomenon. The same factors operate in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, irrespective of country-specific developments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Klymenko, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Problems of Post-Communism
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:1075-8216
ISSN (Online):1557-783X

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