President of Russia Vladimer Putin said the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union "turned out to be much worse than people could think and imagine even in their worst dreams."
Vladimir Putin said about it while speaking at the Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" in Moscow.
“As for the reasons of the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was not triggered just by the growth of nationalism in the Baltic countries. It was mainly caused by inefficient economic policy of the Soviet Union, which actually led to a collapse of the social sphere and was later extended in the political sphere, ”Putin said.