Debunking 8 Myths about USSR

Somehow, the USSR still has its supporters — and they likely believe one or more myths about Soviet Russia.

In this video, we debunk 8 myths that linger about the Soviet Union, even now, more than 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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0:00 Introduction

0:37 Myth #1: Nobody starved

5:43 Myth #2: There was no social inequality 

8:33 Myth #3: The USSR was democratic 

11:28: Myth #4: The USSR eliminated poverty

15:09 Myth #5: The USSR had excellent healthcare

17:35 Myth #6: The USSR had excellent education

20:21 Myth #7: Quality of life in the USSR was high

23:10 Myth #8: Minorities were protected in the USSR

25:46 Summary: “The Noble Pursuit”