[Marxism] RE: Russian CP in Disarray

Calvin Broadbent calvinbroadbent at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 6 03:42:17 MDT 2004


Actually, as far as I am aware, the huge Russian gas supply has been 
state-owned ever since the official collapse of the USSR.

Jim Farmelant Wrote:

>Isn't the Russian Communist Party suffering in part because
>Putin has stolen much of their thunder? In the last elections,
>the Communists ran on a platform that emphasized cracking
>down on the oligarchs. Since then, Putin has made some
>highly publicized moves against at least a couple of oligarchs
>who had crossed him. His government has also talked of
>renationalizing certain key industries like energy. I am not
>sure that are any great programmatic differences between
>Putin and the Communists.

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