13 Mar 2012, 02:59
I'm quiet surprised with the results. I expected to see Stalin's era in first place and Khrushchev's era in second since i believe that USSR reached its peak in 50's and early 60's. During this period USSR developed the nuclear bomb, sent a man to space, established itself as a world superpower, its territory was larger than ever before, the sphere of influence was a consolidated reality, the relations with China were still good, Communism was more popular than ever in the West and the third world was starting to emancipate itself from the european colonialism through the marxists theories. I also think that this period corresponds to the time in which the USA more feared the USSR during the entire Cold War.
13 Mar 2012, 03:16
I'm not surprised that Gorby got 0 votes, but that Lenin got 0 also is slightly interesting.
Surely there are still a few idealistic types amongst us.
13 Mar 2012, 03:18
Lenin's time: war,famine,disease and so on.
Perhaps only 1923 and 1924 was a normal year,all the rest were horrible.
15 Mar 2012, 01:55
All I meant is that there were some terrible hardships during the Stalin era too, but that hasn't discouraged people from picking that period.