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Ностальгия

[nostal’gia]

Until recently, nostalgia was second nature to the older generation of Russians, who grew sentimental about the way life was in Soviet Union before the appearance of the capitalist economy. Today, nostalgia is finding its way into youth culture as well. Young people dream of living in old Russian flats with vintage Soviet furniture and art. Now it’s their turn to be sentimental about panel buildings, Russian winters and the fashion of the 80s.


* Untranslatable words and terms explaining Russian reality