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Eurovision 2022 28 5, 5:06pm

@molotovinpeikko

I don't know. Some groups, especially those who have no memory of what the USSR was like for the ordinary people probably like the idea of Russia being a massive empire again. Plus some of the old former elite like Putin.

However many even inside Russia itself would rather than freedom and prosperity. Let alone across most if not all of the people of the rest of the former USSR. There has been massive protests in places such as Belarus and Kazakhstan but that's again massive corruption and repression and with a desire for human rights not even worse corruption and repression. With the possible exception of Armenia, where many people might think it would protect them from hostile neighbours I doubt any other former USSR subject state would wish to return. The Baltic states and Georgia definitely wouldn't and similarly the wider former empire in eastern Europe definitely prefers being free and democratic.