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RUSSIA'S SYMBOL. Symbol of agonizing Russia is hunched, poor old female ex-builder of Communism

Publication time: 27 September 2012, 02:29

A French newspaper La Croix reported in the article "Grandmother is victim of the end of communism (La "babouchka" victime de la fin du communisme)" with subtitle "20 years after collapse of the USSR, old women hardly survive in new Russia (Vingt ans après la chute de l'URSS, les grands-mères ont du mal à survivre dans la nouvelle Russie)" that grandmothers have replaced earlier died grandfathers, also ex-builders of Communism, and are now engaged in petty trade to earn a surplus to their miserable rents.
 
Their hard life with an average rent of 250 euros per month leads to nostalgia for the communist system, but the slavery-loving older generation has nothing against Putin. However, only 60% of grandfathers survive up to retirement age.

 

"Therefore, grandmothers sell on Moscow sidewalks cucumbers and mushrooms, or junk stuff and family souvenirs dating from the days of the "brave Soviet era (la belle époque soviétique)", writes the newspaper.

 

One of these old women, a 65-year-old Margarita, sighs that although her life since the collapse of the USSR has become more difficult, but thanks to Putin, the Russians have "stability after the chaos years of 1990s".
 
Why she needs the KGB "stability" of Putin's incorrigible crooks and thieves, the grandma could not explain, perhaps, due to senile dementia.

 

"She is not crying about the dictatorship of the proletariat (before the French journalist - KC), she regrets about the form of social and economic security".


"The old woman with a hunched back and a smiling grimace has now become a symbolic figure of Russia (Dos courbé, sourire grimaçant, la "babouchka" est la figure symbolique de la Russie)", writes La Croix.

 

Department of Monitoring

Kavkaz Center



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