Those who grew up in the USSR (CCCP) say that they felt a pride in their country, they felt lucky to be Russian. In the "Young Pioneers," they sang songs, gave service, and were taught good values: take care of the elderly, be an example to the young; slogans promoted "equality and justice for all."
One sister said it was a shock to realize that the world didn't see it the same. She added, "Of course, it was forced and we didn't know about the killing, etc."
Today, we think they should still be proud to be Russian. They may not realize it, but they have more choices than their grandparents. The way we see it, they can choose a material life, or one based in Faith.