My Translation of an article on Russia, Communism and Putinism
An excellent translation of a very thought-provoking article on Communism (and why it’s fucking BAD) and Putinism. It’s factual, very historically accurate, and shows the horrors that often don’t make US history books.
There has been a lot of talk in the last 10 years on socialism and communism, but unfortunately not a lot about what life was like within the Soviet Union – as it was called here, under the iron curtain – or as it was called there, in the “scooper”. Its been pretty strange for me to notice that so many who matured during the Post-Soviet era are not as familiar with what that was actually like, or the historical realities of that regime. Now that Russia is in the middle of a violent imperialist attempt at eradication of its neighbor Ukraine, one of the most incomprehensible things that I noted has been its attempts at reestablishing Soviet era rules on the temporarily occupied regions. For instance, just a few days ago I read that the Russian occupying army have placed the statue of Lenin in front of the government…
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