Tag: Soviet culture

Poshlost’ is Defining Characteristic of Putin’s Russia, Shiropayev Says

October 20, 2015

Staunton, October 20 – Poshlost’ – a virtually untranslatable Russian word connoting self-satisfied vulgarity has become the defining characteristic of Russia under Vladimir Putin, according to commentator Aleksey Shiropayev, something that unites and infects all those living under his regime. Indeed, Putin’s country should now be called “Poshlandia.” Despite what some think, the Russian commentator […]

‘Creative De-Sovietization’ Will Immunize People against Communism, Shtepa Says

April 19, 2015

Staunton, April 15 — Ukraine’s new legislation on de-sovietization is a necessary step toward restoring historic justice, Vadim Shtepa says. “Without the liquidation of the imposed heritage of communism…it is impossible to achieve the complete liberation of national mentality from soviet-imperial stereotypes and real Europeanization.” But the Russian regionalist writer says, “the brutal destruction of […]