Ponarin: The current generation of young Russians are the happiest since 1991

PONARS Eurasia
09 Jan 2020

(FT) Generation Putin: how young Russians view the only leader they’ve ever known

“The current generation of young Russians are the happiest since 1991,” says Eduard Ponarin, professor of sociology at Russia’s Higher School of Economics. “Happy, apolitical and nationalist, to generalise . . . and that is why politics is nothing to worry about, for most . . . it would take something dramatic or very, very bad to politicise them,” he says. [...]

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