>you dont live in the East
Не ну вы блять шутите? То что я пишу на Английском (на англо-говорящей сайте) не значет не хрена.
>Cropped screenshots about supposed rates
1) Some cropped screenshots are not a source, especially when they make no fucking sense. I know what the 90s were like in the ex-USSR People were driven to cannibalism in places like St. Petersburg, let alone more rural areas. You're telling me that time had lower suicide rates than the USSR?
2) Those are NOT high suicide rates, 18 people out of 100,000 is 0.001%, which is inconsequential.
>There was very strong pressure to marry right after finishing mil. service
<especially in the countryside
Your personal anecdotes are not evidence for this being everywhere.
>Mental health wasnt and isnt taken seriously, especially among men
Being told to suck it up and not be an attention-whore is not the same thing as ignoring genuine mental issues. This exact attitude is why the USA is filled with thin-skinned idiots and their myriad of "mental issues".
>if you didnt, good luck being respected
That's asinine rubbish. Being a bachelor in your 20s and early 30s was not uncommon in the USSR. Stop projecting personal familial anecdotes on the entire country. I personally know well respected figures who never married at all or married late in their lives. Respect in the USSR came first and foremost from whether you were either
A) a hard worker
B) a bandit (блатной) of high standing
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