Moscow, November 13, Interfax - The Soviet Union fulfilled the promise given by its founders to set up social justice, first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations, advisor to State Duma speaker Alexander Shchipkov believes.
"The most interesting thing is that before the end of the Soviet era, "a kingdom of justice," a social state had been built. It was not perfect, it was crooked, but anyway it had been built," he said at his lecture at the Foreign Literature Library in Moscow.
Shchipkov pointed out to such attributes of a social state in the USSR as free education, free medicine and social equality.
"With all the defects, through hardest work, unthinkable blood, sufferings, poverty, hunger we managed to build a social state. But the paradox is that it collapsed as soon as we did it," the lecturer said.
Shchipkov believes that the reason of the collapse is the systematic ideological negation of tradition as an important component of Russian identity.