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    25 months ago

    Yes, it actually was. The Politburo had outsized power, but the local Soviets ran most things. Again, incredibly flawed, but still Socialist.

    Oligarchs are not land owners that take a portion of what food is grown by the Russian people, the Oligarchs are Capitalists.

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      -25 months ago

      Oligarchs are not land owners

      Oligarchs control the exploitation of Russia’s natural resources. Can’t get much more “land owner” than that.

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        55 months ago

        Capitalists can do that as well, without being feudalists. You’re tying an ancient peasant-aristocrat structure to modern Capitalism just to avoid acknowledging that Capitalism has failed Russia.

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          -45 months ago

          You’re trying to pretend that an oligarchy / dictatorship has something to do with capitalism because you hate capitalism.

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            45 months ago

            On the contrary, I’m acknowledging that Capitalist business owners have swelled and looted Russia very effectively.

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                55 months ago

                It has everything to do with Capitalism. When the USSR collapsed and the Russian Federation came into place, Capitalists got much of the Capital, and are now the “oligarchs.”