27 December 2022 — Orinoco Tribune
Monument to V. I. Lenin at pavilion No. 1 (“Central”) at VDNKh in Moscow. Photo: RIA Novosti/Alexei Filippov.
By Victoria Nikiforova – Dec 5, 2022
The following essay is written and published by a columnist at Russia’s main state media outlet, RIA Novosti. The essay provides an overview of the achievements and the lasting legacy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for today’s Russia and for the world. It is not a comprehensive history of the USSR; that is for historians to continue to write and debate. The essay’s most salient feature is the insight into the thinking of the people of the Russian Federation at this very turbulent turning point in their history.