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Gorbachev is an idiot.
He is an Obama of Soviet Union and not in a position to label anyone as communist.
He did his best to keep communism in power before Yeltsin thrown him away.
At the same time Putin maybe just a half inch to the left from Reagan.
The way he has established domestic affairs is more conservative than it is in most Western nations including America nowadays.
There is no NWO and Soros in Russia today, his beloved agents are imprisoned or exiled.
0bama is their laughingstock and it’s sickening we have the lowest of scum infecting our great country with his evil treachery.
It did collapse. We failed to bring them into the fold before they could get a tyrant in power.
Putin still a commie? I hope you didnt post this in “Breaking News” ;*}
I suspect Putin feels the same way.
Its not entirely objective. Russians enjoy freedoms and prosperity unimaginable in the Soviet time. There is of course a great deal of work to be done to build a rule of law state, a civic society and bring an end to official impunity and corruption. This is a project that will last many lifetimes. The collapse of the Evil Empire brought about good changes and bad changes and on the whole it has been positive. After twenty years we can say the momentum towards more freedom in Russia is irreversible. There is no going back to the totalitarian past.
Gorby is having a Gorbasm over Putin. Gorby lost while Putin is a winner who made Russia an oil/gas super-power with little foreign debt that could go on the gold standard anytime it wants
Gorbachev has forgotten just how much of a true believer he was himself up until the last days of his rule.