BLUFA third of Russians say the Soviet Union was fully justified to invade Czechoslovakia in 1968—this suggests that Russian propaganda is effective at changing the way today's Russians see the world.
This article by Andrew Roth in the Guardian makes the following points:
- The reformist Czech Communist Party leader Alexander Dubček introduced “socialism with a human face “reforms.
- The Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact countries to crush this ‘Prague spring’.
- About 80 people were killed.
A 2018 opinion poll of Russians found:
- More than 20 % blamed “subversive action by western countries” for the invasion.
- Many are nostalgic for the Soviet Union.
- The communist legacy is superpower status and WW2 victory over Nazi Germany.
Worth noting that in 1956 Russia invaded Hungary to keep Hungary under Soviet control. See: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 | The Runway (govcms.gov.au)
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