- Nov 12, 2021
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Here as well. Our generation that went through the depression are going or gone. Same for the lessons that were once leaned about allowing wealth to become too concentrated. We're there yet again to relearn some things.I was being facetious with the term "former glory." I think it was more that life in the USSR was bad, but the aftermath was far worse.
All I am really doing is repeating when I heard while I was in Ukraine. I was full of questions, and so I am just repeating what some folks told me. The 1990s were remembered as a brutal time economically--empty shelves, high inflation, plummeting GDP, low investment--and despite how bad things were in Russia, they were even worse in Ukraine. And that decade scarred the older generations, where some view the dissolution of the USSR as a huge mistake. In other words: Look what Gorbachev did to us!
University students, on the other hand, are unencumbered by and uninterested in the 1990s. They love American music, the TV show Friends, iPhones, and for some reason Alf, if you can believe that. Oh, and visiting America, especially New York City. Or moving there for good.
The generational divide is immense.