Understanding the legacy of the Soviet past in modern Armenia

Dr. Pietro Shakarian, a lecturer at the American University of Armenia and specialist in Russian and Soviet History, in a conversation with CivilNet, speaks about the understudied nature of the Soviet past in modern Armenia. Dr. Shakarian moreover discusses how the Soviet Union achieved relative peace between different national groups, how Soviet decision making affected issues like the Karabakh issue, and how the Soviet Union is remembered in Armenia today.