According to Valery Solovey, a political scientist and doctor of historical sciences, “the 1990s are not likely to happen again, because history never repeats itself but sometimes makes unexpected somersaults, acquiring new facets along the way.”
In the short term, Russia is bound to have a comeback of the 1990s. In the last decade of the 20th century, the country was going through quite difficult times, and the state treasury was practically empty. This statement was made by Pr. Valery Solovey, a political scientist and doctor of historical sciences.
According to him, “There will no precise replication of the 1990’s because history never repeats itself but sometimes makes unexpected somersaults that add new facets, properties and events.”
“Most likely, the state will have an empty treasury in the nearest future,” said Solovey. “In my opinion, ‘a new spate of something akin to the 1990s’ is round the corner. To be more precise, chances are the 2020s will be much worse than the 1990s, because history never repeats itself. It always makes some new adjustments and unexpected somersaults, taking on new significance and bringing new properties and events along with it.
“I believe that the upcoming times might be like the 1990s but something might be much different. Chances are these changes will take a turn for the worse. I can't yet say exactly what the difference might be. It's a talking point for another discussion.
“One thing is for sure, though. Everybody needs to be morally ready for something completely unexpected.”