Nearly half of Russians ignorant of 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia – poll

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Survey on anniversary of Warsaw Pact intervention reflects resurgence of ‘Brezhnev-era propaganda’ say experts

More than a third of Russians say the Soviet Union was correct to intervene in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and nearly half the country says it knows nothing about the invasion at all, according to new polling data obtained by the Guardian before its release on the 50th anniversary of the crushing of the Prague spring.

The polling data reflects the resurgence of “Brezhnev-era propaganda, stereotypes of the Soviet period,” said Lev Gudkov of Russia’s Levada Center, which will release the results on Monday.

Related: Moscow crushes the Prague Spring – archive, August 1968

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