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Cheeks wrote

Lenin himself did say that Russia was state capitalism and not communism.


ziq OP wrote

Gotta love an honest tyrant. Especially when his honesty doesn't even faze his loyal fans.


Dumai wrote

well to be fair to him he was talking about the new economic policy in particular, which was only ever meant as a temporary fix to rebuild the war-ravaged russian economy and was expected to be quickly phased out as proletarian-led industrialisation socialised the country

not that i'm saying this was ever gonna pan out but yeah


Cheeks wrote

For context, I agree that is noteworthy to include, however Lenin's actions rarely coincided with his supposed "intentions."