Event Reports

Discussion discussion about Soviet nostalgia at the "LAMPA" conversation festival

Director Ivo Briedis, journalists Rita Ruduša and Eduards Liniņš engaged in a discussion about Soviet nostalgia at the "LAMPA" conversation festival.

The discussion "30 years after the collapse of the USSR. Soviet nostalgia - its political, emotional and psychological aspects" was held on August 20 at the "LAMPA" conversation festival. The panelists came to a conclusion that 30 years after the collapse of the USSR have brought changes to society. We can now discuss anecdotes about the Soviet man on the stage at a conversation festival, something that would be hard to do in the past.

The panelists discussed the political and emotional aspects of Soviet nostalgia, connecting the past situation with the present. Fragments from Ivo Briedis's 2021 documentary “Homo Sovieticus” were shown during the discussion. These video materials were useful to understand the Soviet nostalgia.

The discussion at the conversation festival "LAMPA" was organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Mistrus Media. Ivo Briedis's documentary "Homo Soveticus", which is also supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, has recently premiered. The film touches the topic of Soviet nostalgia, and is a must-see for everyone who wants to understand the post-soviet societies.