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Russian journalist Vladimir Posner explained the difference between the USSR and the USA in the 1950-1960’s. the Words of the presenter are on the website “daily mail”.
According to the lead Soviet 50s was “heavy and dark”. He recalled that General Secretary Joseph Stalin died only in 1953, after which it was “a terrible struggle for power”. Under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev in the country thaw, which eventually did not last long. “This short period from the 56th to 64th, that is, eight years, was a period of hope,” — said Posner. With Leonid Brezhnev, in his opinion, “everything was back to normal, but without Stalin’s repressions”.
Comparing the USSR and the USA of the period, broadcaster noticed that the Soviet Union was his only, but a considerable plus: “the Soviet people was then full of optimism”. Among his characters he listed the launch of an artificial satellite, the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space, growth of welfare, the belief that “soon we will build real communism and we all live happily ever after”.
“When it comes to America, the 50s and early 60’s was the rise period, when America was for the world a symbol of all the best,” recalled the journalist. According to him, the United States in those years had including the best power in the face of President John F. Kennedy. “When he was killed in November 1963, all this came to an end,” said Posner.
In July 2019, Posner said, that the Russians after moving to the United States will not be able to be American and Vice versa. According to the moderator, even the knowledge of language and culture will not help to become a full citizen of another country.
Vladimir Posner — Soviet and Russian journalist. Lead author of the program “Posner” on channel one since 2008. He became known to a wider audience after a teleconference between the US and the USSR in 1980-ies. Is a citizen of Russia, USA and France.
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