The current authorities regard the Soviet period as an integral part of our history. The evidence of this is the study “Overestimating the Soviet past”.
“The present and past elites regard the Soviet past as an integral part of our history and they are for considering it as an organic part of the development of our people. Unlike the Baltic countries, neighboring Georgia, where this period is considered an occupation period,” political scientist Edgar Vardanyan said, presenting the results of the study.
The study was started in February 2018 and has been recently completed.
The results of the research showed that part of the representatives of the post-revolutionary ruling political forces note that in the Soviet period there were also positive phenomena. “Among them is the development of science and industry, and negative phenomena are an authoritarian, totalitarian culture.”
According to the political scientist, the ruling political elite of the transit stage is more cautious in the matter of condemning the repressions of the Soviet period. According to Edgar Vardanyan, they condemn the repression, but are more cautious in official statements.